This is a busy autumn season for Valeria Fortini, the student chosen by Roberto Collina as protagonist of the level one Master’s course in “Creative Knitwear Design” held at the Accademia Costume&Moda in Rome and Modateca Deanna. Valeria is working hard on her capsule collection that will be shown for the brand in the next edition of Pitti Filati in January.
Developing her Nordic them, Valeria is concentrating on 6 outfits (for men and women) inspired by Iceland and in particular taking ideas from the work of a group of artists who have made this subject and all its various facets the centre of their production, Art in Nature.
Focus on contrast: amidst oversize silhouettes and micro details, neutral colours – white, beige and grey – accented by strong colours – red and yellow mainly. The designs chosen to optimise this mood linger on the play of floating yarns, jacquard patterns, stripes and hand embroidery… would you like to find out more? Stay tuned!
That isn’t a threat but a unique piece of advice for Roberto Collina women who want to give that extra touch of sensuality to their daily lives.
The best ally for the brand’s knitwear is a très souple, naturally elegant texture, silk acetate, that glides over your skin and allows your to be seduced by the charm of wool, creating a truly unique love story.
Flowing, soft, and ideal for daily wear, the texture designs an uber-feminine, A-line midi skirt in a bright lilac colour, while for an afternoon with a vintage feel, there is the button-through chemisier with belt, with its golden colour that makes all the difference. How about an evening that is all about seduction? The answer for that is a long, enveloping slip dress, in black, of course.
The essential lines of the garments provides their inherent elegance and they are suited for being worn with Roberto Collina knitwear, in an irresistible mix&match.
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Know how and paying attention to current trends are the right combination that have always been typical of Roberto Collina’s magic touch that has once again shown how to turn this input into knitwear.
The winter collection, outer wool that looks like fur: that isn’t a play on words but the very essence of the woman’s mini bomber jacket created with a special printed yarn that creates an innovative fur effect when knitted. In addition, the mix and match of colours that continue uninterrupted in a dynamic and hypnotic rhythm in hues of grey and blue, make these garments truly unique.
Pastel colours, frontal shots, perfect, ultra-stylised symmetry: the director Wes Anderson has a well-defined aesthetic style and it only takes a little practice to be able to recognise this style everywhere, in interiors and urban contexts
A thread that Wally Koyal, a Wes Anderson fan, has used, together with travel and architecture, for his Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson, that has a huge fan community that shares the images taken all over the world to produce this “lookbook for avid travellers and aspiring adventurers” that is constantly updated. Real-lofe buildings, interiors and landscapes that look like they have come straight out of the director’s cult films and that are filled with colours and symmetries, geometric patterns and shots, just like the inspiration for the Roberto Collina FW19 Collection.
The coolest magazine in France has given over a large amount of space to an “it” item from the brand’s winter wardrobe, the jacquard pullover with arabesque patterns, the protagonist of a shot from the November issue’s service. Worn by a young skateboarder, the Roberto Collina mohair sweater stands out with its autumnal-hue mélange and the precision of its lines, creating a wonderful streetwear atmosphere.
Roberto Collina’s vintage surrealism is filled with the colours of its winter pullovers and, ideally, includes the graphic heart of Rebecca Friedel (@rebeccafriedel), a young German graphic designer, who celebrates her own personal vision of shapes and space in her work, using new, original tones.
Illustrations with their own life where the women and objects portrayed take on consistency thanks to the techniques used: a contemporary, enveloping mood, that goes beyond the classic themes in the name of more authentic art déco. The result is daring yet sophisticated at the same time, and exalts the special traits of the brand’s collection, a mixture of romantic aftertaste and design attitude, combining contrasts with experiments.
The brand is once again turning its spotlight on the young protagonists of cutting-edge art who, thanks to their own very special touch, are both the inspiration and the exaltation of perfect artisan-made garments, beautiful works of art to be worn.