Fashion brand BYBLOS unveiled its Spring Summer 2023 Womenswear Collection, that pays tribute to Earth’s most essential element – Water, on Monday, September 26th, during the last day of the ongoing Milan Fashion Week. The collection titled Watercrush, was inspired by Canadian photographer Robin Cerutti, and his photo series Mirror that features fascinating underwater portraits. For the season, designer Manuel Facchini takes us on a journey into the depths of the abyss where nature and technology come together in an amphibious woman.
“This time Byblos expresses its DNA by founding it with the chromosomes of a creature of the abyss, wearing mini-dresses and jumpsuits with cuts and ergonomic inlaid with tulle that like new wetsuits and wrapsor protect and sometimes reveal its femininity. They come out of the water in loose multi-pockets cargo pants, inspired by the shapes of life jackets and 3D heeled sandals shaped as a tube-snorkel of scuba divers, as well as the chrome neo-rock necklaces that intertwine around the neck. Games of light and refractions characterize the collection: the dresses are covered with small geometric mirrors, transparent or colored, which reflect the perspective and transform it into a magical prism: flashes of a fluid, liquid and metallic atmosphere, of a planet still unknown. The lapels of the jackets liquefy and melt into new ties, as well as shirts and skirts are sublimated in the long mantata tail sleeves.
High technology for the clothes, covered with lasered foils and gently overprinted with the flows of the waves increpes, in shapes as organic, geometric tan for the new Cyborg Syrens of Byblos. The color palette includes all colors of the sea creatures and varies from lighter tones of turquoise, white and pink to darker colors such as blue and black. They could not miss vitamin colors for high-tech sports details. Byblos smingles the eye to the rock and high-tech world using technical materials to immerse themselves in the marine world such as two-tone new scuba, eco lycra accostatand extra light but crunchy cottons, and soft cracks.” – from Byblos