AFP/ AP – On a rainy morning, the fashion crowd filed into a richly upholstered movie theatre for a full-immersion runway show by Francesca Liberatore, combining real models, hologram images and a film projected on the main screen.
The diaphanous looks borrowed richly from the Renaissance, from the flowing trains, puffy sleeves and draping. Organza, ruching and ruffles create a romantic mood, while latex touches bring the looks down to earth. They included a slit-back coat that lifted with each step and body-hugging trousers.
Organza, representing romance, was constantly grounded by more modern elements. A white organza dress was wrapped over a black minidress. A ruched mini dress becomes poetic with a generous organza skirt in umber and built-in cape in heather blue.
A transparent organza coat with a delicate ruffle was paired with matching trousers.
Another delicate organza dress appears ripped open, a violent gesture that revealed a black garment below.