Designer Gabriele Colangelo presented Giada‘s Spring Summer 2020 Collection, inspired by the strength and delicacy, and grace and power of the hand gestures, on Thursday September 19th, during the ongoing Milan Fashion Week.
“Hands as a loquacious part of the body, knotted and intertwined like Auguste Rodin used to depict in his ethereally physical watercolors; hands that make and draw lines, sinuously, painting long dense brushstrokes the way Ronan Bourellec does. True to the Giada ethos – one that turns complexity into serene simplicity – Colangelo merges a feminine idea of lightness with a sense of matter and presence, working on shapes that twist, coil and turn around the body, effortlessly. Sharpness dissolves into poetry in motion.
The silhouette is elongated and close to the body, opening up from the top to the bottom. Splices and torsions give movement to the jackets, while tops liquefy on one side, flowing asymmetrically. The idea of the dense brushstroke is either translated into pleating or knit ribbing on tubular tunics or condensed into handmade lines drawn over long dresses. Bias cutting further highlights the sense of movement and ease as the geometry of moulding and draping the fabric over the body is explored throughout. High definition cuts enhance the sharp precision of the contours. Two tone pleating let it all vibrate.“
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