February 28, 2012 Paris
That idea was at its best in pieces with sequins that were bristled up here and there. They worked rather nicely when paired with basket-weave knits—a more casual breather from the collection's somewhat rootless seventies-inflected severity. The hard-edged sensibility softened slightly as Marongiu juiced things up with a grouping in rich pumpkin orange, followed by one in gold. A third jewel tone grouping would have been a stronger finish than the heavy gold tribal embroideries looks that closed the show.