The couture week is that moment of the year when the magic of fashion reaches its highest levels. Each collection is a leap into an unreachable, ethereal, heavenly world where beauty rules and makes everybody dream, where there’s no pain, no troubles, no evil, just peace. Almost a utopia, an unreal temporary place built up and then dismantled , as to say that we all have to return to our melancholic everyday life and keep our dreams in our minds. Nevertheless, that instant when those enchanted creations pass by my eyes is pricelessly important for me. Why? Surely not because I’m a clothes’ fanatic, but because I feel reaching an unsual frame of mind I almost never have.
What would you do in front of the masterpieces of the latest Alta Moda fall 2015 collection by Dolce & Gabbana, set in a fairy-tale atmosphere in Portofino? Everything and everyone seemed to come out from a fable: princesses, princes and fairies, overwhelmed by an aura of summery magic, tradition, art and history. I personally would feel a fairy too… and it doesn’t usually happen feeling like this.
What about the return of Valentino to Rome, its city of birth. The fashion show “Mirabilia Romae” set outdoors in Piazza Mignanelli ,celebrating the opening of the new headquarters in Rome is the highest exaltation of Roman history: dresses, ponchos, necklaces, characterized by architectural shapes and patterns, divine embracing fabrics and the frequent presence of the austere imperial eagle. Everything was emanating the authority and prestige of the ancient and modern italian capital city.
Another moment impressed in my memory about the last couture week is the Viktor&Rolf show: the two designers dressed the models right on the runway with paintings hung on the wall, in fact the theme was “Wearable art” a topic I often talk about. Incredible the idea and the craftmanship they realized it with. Certainly the most visionary show I’ve seen in the latest weeks.
Then I’ll always remember the beauty Karlie Kloss brought with her thundering entrance on the Versace catwalk, the endless floral gowns by Giambattista Valli, the Chanel casinò and Armani in a classy-punk version. Memorable.