September 22, 2011 Milan
Colangelo, like his fellow young Milan designer Marco de Vincenzo, is interested in synthetics. A different jacquard, this one woven from nylon, looked like there were water bubbles trapped inside it. Wait, there's more. He overlaid a tank dress made from the stuff with a trapeze whipped up with silicone thread. It glinted under the lights.
But for every runway-only experiment there was another piece that could step right off it. Top candidates for that honor included an elegant blush linen coat-dress edged in neon yellow; a cobalt blue dress stitched from thousands of thick strands of silk with sheer long sleeves; and boyish, low-slung trousers shown with a jersey tee. Still, it's the boundary pushing that makes Colangelo's development interesting to watch. It's what landed him his new gig designing for the Italian heritage label Genny.