MILAN (Reuters) – Fantastical beasts took over the Alexandra Moura catwalk on Monday as a result of the Portuguese designer wrapped up Milan Fashion Week with a set of clashing prints and overlapping supplies.
For the Autumn/Winter 2019 mens’ and womenswear line, the Lisbon-born designer took inspiration from Portuguese ceramist Rosa Ramalho, who found fame after the age of 68 collectively along with her figures of surrealist creatures.
Models, whose make-up moreover nodded to Ramalho’s work with large circles spherical their eyes and enamel drawn on their faces, wore jackets, coats and garments with clashing prints – typically tartan and pinstripe – and a great deal of layers, along with at cases, two pairs of socks.
Hooded jumpers appeared as if wrapped spherical necks and above puffer jackets, which recurrently had one sleeve hanging on the aspect.
Ruffles bought right here on costume and skirt trims along with jumpers. Moura moreover equipped T-shirts and sweatshirts depicting beast figures.
“(Ramalho) was a countryside worker with a sense of aesthetics and intelligence very ahead of her time,” current notes study.
“The contrast between her visionary art and her simple countryside life is a key element to the collection’s development … Fantastic beings, monsters and beasts gave life to details, drawings, the mix and overlap of materials, color palette and quotes.”
The assortment bought right here in primarily darkish winter colors – navy, burgundy, mustard – nevertheless there have been dabs of shiny silver that appeared on collars, leggings, a dressing up, a head scarf, a ruffled coat and gloves.
Footwear consisted of sneakers and climbing boots.
For males, puffer jackets morphed into jackets with large entrance pockets. The outfits moreover bore the clashing prints: on sleeves or trousers legs.
The phrases “not a dream at all”, written in Portuguese, had been painted on various the outfits.
Milan Fashion Week, the place designer heavyweights Giorgio Armani, Prada, Gucci and Versace have confirmed their collections, was the third leg of the month-long catwalk calendar that began with New York after which moved to London.
Paris, the ultimate stop of the Autumn/Winter 2019 womenswear season, kicks off afterward Monday.
Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Robin Pomeroy