When we refer to clothes as being architectural, it’s usually a reference to their shape. But Frankie Morello’s fall / winter 2013 show took the reference to a more literal place. Suits were covered boldly in brick prints – specifically modelled off the red brick houses in New York’s West Village – while Florentine marble inlay became grisaille pattern. Architecture and interior design touched more than just the prints though; it was in the overall thought process, of clothing as the housing that encases the body. It was in box-like sleeves that maintained their structure through square seams and thick fabric. And it was in t-shirts 3-dimensionally splashed with shards of mirror that threw reflections around the room like a disco ball.
It was a collection that was undeniably quirky and young (square, structured backpacks particularly seemed like they’d sell well) but despite the essentially fun nature of the collection the Milan fashion week (MFW) show was backed by a dramatic cinema score. Whimsical prints played out with drama: if that sounds like something you’d be in to, look no further than Morello.
You can see all of the Frankie Morello 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.
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Photography by Imaxtree