Design duo Kikka Cavenati and Marco Capaldo presented 16ARLINGTON Spring Summer 2022 Collection, that explores dark elegance and propose an ultra-glamorous take on the gothic. The collection that was initially inspired by 1992 film Death Becomes Her directed by Robert Zemeckis, brings ’90s sleek spirit and a lethal female attitude. This season, designers also celebrate life, and reminds us that every day is worth making an effort for. Fashion photographer Marili Andre captured the lookbook featuring styling from Georgia Pendlebury. In charge of art direction was Jamie Reid, with set design from Julia Dias. Beauty is work of hair stylist Issac Poleon, makeup artist Terry Barber, and manicurist Sylvie Macmillan.
“16Arlington’s Modern Morticia’s demonstrate a decisive equilibrium of restraint and feminine physicality. Fitted midi dresses have built-in leather bralettes. Languid shirting is worn undone. Slip dresses and maxi skirts have peek-a-boo flashes of skin, offering a glimpse of a hot-fix crystal thong beneath. A knee-length skirt and matching top appear subtle at first glance, but look closer and they imbue sensuality with crystal adorned transparent mesh. Comfort is not entirely forgotten. The easy tie-front shirts, hostess robes, ultra-wide or extenuated flared trousers, stretch chiffons and jersey offset the collection’s eroticism. The opulence for which the design duo are renowned remains – via muted satins, leather-effect georgette chiffon, smoky topaz washed denim and 16Arlington’s signature feather detailing. The interplay between the minimal and the maximal is also echoed by the colour palette; earthy browns and rusts are juxtaposed with accents of coral, acid green and fuchsia.” – from 16Arlington