“THE RESTLESS AGE”
The Frankie Morello Fall/Winter 2015 collection is pervaded by a feeling of sensuous restlessness that evokes the atmosphere of Sofia Coppola’s film “The Virgin Suicides.”
The garments reflect this restless soul and her journey in a combination of contrasting fabrics and colors that constantly seek balance.
Seemingly chaste outfits almost like modern college uniforms have imperceptible slits. Mini-dresses reveal fresh sensuality. Pleats are asymmetrical. Flowing transparent garments are combined with a more structured piece in an almost bulky fabric.
Wraparound skirts are embellished with nuanced Swarovski crystals in shades of gray, pink and light blue. Fabrics of choice are matelassé silk, organza, and also crepe de chine.
Colors contrast: powder pink and dusty blue are paired up with black, midnight blue and gray. The blouse is a must-have item, a versatile garment that can turn into a dress or slip.
Clothes feature prints that narrate this journey and seem to evoke china ink sketches from a hypothetical secret diary with faces, mouths, eyes and flowers, reaching a catharsis represented by an all-over print of the number 22, a magical number dear to the maison that resembles two barely touching swans.
The book-shaped clutch, a fundamental travel companion of this woman on the go, is the only, almost unrelenting accessory.