September 08, 2013 New York
The print here, for instance, was a smatter of smudge marks, really, applied via screen; both the pattern and the process served to introduce an element of rawness. Elsewhere, Sizzi innovated an intriguing construction for some of her pleated skirts and dresses—a few of them featured areas crisscrossed by diamond-shaped blocks of contrasting color. (Optical graphics have shown up on more than a few runways so far this season, but Sizzi has a smart, measured take on the aesthetic; you could even argue that the graphic has replaced the 1960s as the defining Giulietta signature.) All in all, this show found Sizzi pushing herself in an interesting way—she focused on smaller gestures in order to make a stronger statement.