The inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection is the fervid artistic atmosphere of the 30’s. Art Decò that in the early years of the last century influenced fashion, art and architecture, is perfectly embodied in the works of the Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka her paintings emanate a strong and expressive femininity making them the undisputed font for the new Aigner collection.
The brand has chosen to bring to life the strength, security and elegance of the women depicted by Tamara de Lempicka, offering as contemporary examples of the style androgynous, internationally famous actresses such as Isabella Rossellini, Tilda Swinton and Anjelica Huston.
Using these basics as a starting point, Aigner has produced a perfect synthesis between elegance and sobriety “Understatement” is the key word for the next season. The brand plays with volume and silhouette, inspired by the forms and figures in the Polish artists works: The result is a mix of rigid forms and flowing textiles.
The models are well defined and the borders emphasised. Aigner offers wide necklines with embroidery in crystal, knee-length skirts and dresses for daywear, high waist trousers and skirts, slim fit dresses in fluid jersey, large coats, short or extra long trench coats, and riding trousers.
As always particular attention has been given to the quality of the material used, the brand has chosen silk jersey, silk voile, crepe wool, Milan knit, satin silk, sheep skin and mink. The choice to combine natural materials with synthetics is due to the brands desire to reproduce the style and the design techniques used during the 30’s.
Offering a varied palette of colours Aigner has let loose their creativity: crystal blue, inspired by the Ceylon sapphires which were very fashionable in the 30’s, ivory and off white, taupe, mahogany, olive green, forest green, electric blue, blackberry, rose, grape and black.
Special thanks to Simone Rizzo & Loris Messina Photographers