January 12, 2014 Milan
There was an insistent techiness to all of the clothes Curradi showed, both in their fabrics (spongy neoprene for sweatshirts and shiny, nylon-looking silk/poplin blends for shirts) and in their patterns (scrambled and slashed abstractions of Wayne's plaids and tweeds). The way the designer put them together—the same print for jacket, pants, and long tunic shirt—suggested the all-of-a-kind unity of a costume or a uniform. Pulled apart, individual pieces will likely have a sporty, future-leaning feel that will make them salable propositions.
Behind the runway, an animation played, showing swatches of the collection's suit-fabric patterns twisting, bubbling, and deforming to an electronic beat. Batman may be an icon along the lines of Mickey Mouse, whose face used to grace Iceberg's knits, but the real heroes of Milan might be those hardy plaids and tweeds. They can be subjected to what you will, and live to fight another day.