June 18, 2012 New York
The trapeze shape caught Francesco Scognamiglio's eye for Resort. "The inspiration is all about the triangle," he explained. Abstract in theory but clear in practice: Trapeze dresses and A-lines had a heady moment in the late seventies, and it was this era that Scognamiglio set out to channel, seen through the lens of one of its great muses, Catherine Deneuve. It's no stretch to imagine the young Denueve in one of the designer's mini shifts or frothier, sheerer concoctions. But he brought his own spin to the retro reference by pairing them with military-inspired outerwear and pieces with rock goddess details like gold studding and metal teeth. "Military goes romantic," he explained. On the subject of this-gone-that, there's the print: a safari-inspired mix of paisley and animal skin.
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