Albino’s architectonic fall

There’s going to be a hell of a story to be told about fall 2012‘s voluminous motif with the best work, be it editorial of pictorial, needing to not just explore volume but to explain the reason for it. Here’s a simple reason: architecture, with more than a few designers telling us over the course of the past fashion weeks that their interest in volume came about as an interpretation of architecture and not androgyny.

It’s a point of difference that shows through in Albino’s fall / winter 2012 collection where designer Albino D’Amato has created a collection that is architectonic. Hence the collection of layers, one where tailored shorts and skirts sit under more voluminous outerwear layers. The latter often incorporate the clean lines, sometimes angled, typical of an architecturally inspired collection, but work best when texture is incorporated. Architectonic fashion collections are often rather clean and inspired by the plainness of nouveau minimalist buildings, where Albino works best, however, is where the texture is heavy and structured, almost as if it was Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers that served as the inspiration.

You can see all of the Albino autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.