If texture itself can make a statement – even in the absence of colour – than Gabriele Colangelo’s crinkled jacquards were speaking loud and clear. Inspired by Raku, the Japanese ceramic, Colangelo’s pieces were structured, sometimes papery, sometimes shining like mother of pearl. Nothing hugged too much or clung, rather pieces wrapped and enveloped the body in ways more sensual than sexual. In that, there was a kind of ease.
Gabriele Colangelo’s spring / summer 2014 runway show was unveiled on one of the many catwalks of and Fashionising.com was there to capture each look.
Accompanying Colangelo’s pure shapes and kimono-inspired dresses were obi-like belts and geta-inspired shoes. The Japanese influences were clear, but they didn’t overpower or turn to costumery: here was a fresh, clean mix of traditional influences and modern ideas.
You can see all of the Gabriele Colangelo spring / summer 2014 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