A literal interpretation of “Alice in Wonderland” lead to quite the magical and sumptuous fall / winter 2013 collection coming from Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. Exploring a full spectrum of heart patterns and playing card motifs to accent the 1940s hourglass shapes and menswear inspired jackets, the designer duo was apparently seeking “the ironic aspect of the fairy tale”.
And if some of the flirty silhouettes captured the sense of irony, others instead nodded towards an achieved sense of maturity like the peplum tops, the pencil skirts and belted coats crafted out of the most exquisite couture fabrics. Channeling Alice’s nonconformist attitude, Aquilano Rimondi made use of classic tweed and houndstooth patterns only to infuse them with a playful perpective through shiny sequins, silver metallics and chinchilla panels. One of the most striking pieces of the collection leading the way to the finale, a navy wool coat embroidered with squares and sequins, is clearly deserving of a happy ending come fall.
You can see all of the Aquilano Rimondi autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree