Wednesday, June 19, 2013

LUXURY Fashion- Antonio Marras 2013/14 Collections


Negri Firman Showroom/Nomad Hotel

An upscale collection for discerning women-from Milano- Italy...

classic -in gold leather-length is right below the knees
Several weeks ago, we visited the Italian infused Negri Firman showroom----and a standout label for us---and clearly a 'must-see' during the Milan shows---Antonio Marras.

shimmery metallic knits

For Fall/Winter 2013/14---this Sardinia native designer- who doubles as Global Creative Director of Kenzo (in addition to his own eponymous collections)...was inspired by "eccentric and cosmopolitan women...who shun fads and prefer wearing clothes that express their spirit and faithfully reflect their complex personalities..."
lurex wonderfully woven





Think-luxe fabrics-a mix of lush feminine textiles with more traditional menswear fabrics--- plush velvets, silk organza, thick cotton satins, silk twill, Prince of Wales-check wools, handsome pinstripes, nubby tweeds--- splashed with hand details -traditional embroidery-of decoupé flowers---and sparkling embellishments of Swarovski Element crystals and chantilly lace...

luminous Swarovski crystals -hand embroidered floral inserts on a dress made with traditional menswear fabrics
Beautifully made apparel with exact tailoring standards of Saville Row establishments...of somber grey/brown fused with vibrant tones and prints--- "brought to life" in womanly silhouettes that reminds us of the extravagant wear of the "upstairs" residents of  English country manors...

BUT modern attire too-for women on the go, we think---and in flattering cuts that would work on many body types and age-less---not clothing that looks like it came out of the wardrobe department of a movie set...or strictly relegated to those ubiquitous what to wear in your 20's print columns...


Deep fuchsia -suit comes in different fabrics-reminds us of lovely ones our mother had but not in this vibrant tone

Three looks-two dresses and a versatile overcoat-all made of classic wool pinstripes with luxury silk fabrics.
oversized coat-mix of luxury fabric and pinstripes 


leather shoes---with sculptural solid heels---


love this vibrant tone-in a princess shape wool coat

our fav....this two piece suit-borrows from vintage menswear---reminds us of iconic military uniforms our father's wore in WWII
back of skirt...


nubby wool with painterly floral inserts...



classic sheath- floral designs that appear like watercolors- bright reds/oranges on black/white

in pinstripes wool---princess shape overcoat...

suit we love-in a pinstripe wool...


FYI: The link to the Vimeo video of the show: http://vimeo.com/60728657

A USA video service used by many Europeans designers and independent film makers---that we find a tad annoying...

A more user friendly Antonio Marras F/W 2013/14 RTW Show-uploaded to YouTube by FashionTV-