Sylvio Giardina: a composite of dark & light

Find difference and dissociation with this latest fall / winter 2013 collection from Sylvio Giardina. Inspired by the dark sensuality of Leo Delibe’s Lakmè Opera the shoot represents the contrasting notions of classic appeals (with materials of tweed and gabardine) and contentious design (materials associated with fetish style clothing of vinyl, mesh and neoprene), all created within the fashion phase of the 1940’s and 50’s.

Although mostly outwardly conventional there are subtle displays that brings one into the sophisticated and voyeuristic trap created by the clothing and the way in which is clings to the silhouette. Materials align and move with the contours of the body, revealing skin but then hiding it in all the right places, enhancing the slight and line of the legs, enhancing the salient presence of the hips.

Each look is given it’s own personal manifestation through the alternating use of black and white, and the mixture of the two filling everything in between. The shoulder line creates a polished and graceful look following the conventional line of the female form, allowing one to see and feel both the lighter sides of femininity converging with the darker sides of sexuality.

Giardina demonstrates the perfect representation of the female form through his Fall/ Winter collection, allowing the movement and line of the body to be displayed in ways beautiful, distinguishing and multifaceted.

You can see all of the Sylvio Giardina autumn (fall) / winter 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.

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