Giulietta – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear

Giulietta – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear

Who would say no to a bit of wardrobe magic? This season, designer Sofia Sizzi was put in mind of witches and fairies, and she gamely set about translating that through the playfully polished lens Giulietta is known for. The theme was most pronounced in Sizzi’s celestial designs: the pow-pow appeal of graphic red shapes against an orchid backdrop, or a skirt of snaking black rebrodé that gave way to stars. Prettiest of all was the combination of nude silk and celestial white lace panels, spotted in blouses and frocks; she struck upon a winning combination of the demure and the racy there.

The relative froth of fairy tales was grounded in simpler pieces with contrasting exterior seams, the result of sample-room tweaks to a trench that the designer wasn’t fully satisfied with. Thanks to looser fits than in seasons past, things never teetered on the princess-y or precious—despite a new eye to eveningwear. The color-blocked gown, which Sizzi called out as her favorite piece, would look equally lovely on Kerry Washington or Cate Blanchett, both of whom have lately been spotted wearing the brand.

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