Byblos Milano Fall/Winter 16-17

ALICE IN FLOWERLAND

Alice 2.0 by Byblos Milano goes through the looking-glass to experience a dream-line dimension filtered through artistic suggestions to create a unique floral couture style.
Transplanted from one fabric to another, from one piece of embroidery to another, flowers bud all over the body, inspired by Rocio Montoya’s surreal graphic art and reinterpreted in the dream-like style of Raymond Sepulveda and his dark heroines. Alice speaks through petals and corollas, especially if they’re enlarged, appliquéd and hung with a super-pop botanical effect in a florilegium of 3D decorations in which reality pairs with dreams and nothing is as it seems. From outerwear like flowerbeds to flower-tailed sheaths and budding skirts, with dresses that become bouquets and reveal a very stylish soul.
Fashion in blooming: focus on deconstructed flower graphics which change size, enlarge and are created in jacquard and embroidery as a homage to dreamy femininity. Garden mania with macramé and crochet that sprout from the clothes and emphasise the wonder.
Knit-kitten: an Alice crocheted from head to toe in a harmonious ensemble in which the maison’s heritage plays with the future. An appliquéd floriculture of frost-proof buds and fluttering petals for a vibrant prêt-à-porter floriferousness in voluptuous volumes.
Candy (c-)rouches: mini-dresses with explosions of dynamic knitted elements and wool pompoms. Mural-like embroidery with 3D effects and all-over macramé and ruffles, because the future is a blend of femininity and nature.
Doll house: dolls come down off the shelf and don patchwork dresses with a vintage look but made of modern materials for a return, in the grand manner, to the maison’s hallmark.
volumes are cocoon-like, soft and ample. Different-textured inlays give some pieces a destroyed effect, such as the plissé that seems to be coming apart.
Alice lives in a world which combines dreams with reality, but she looks like a real woman who plays with her clothes – with soft A-line or sack volumes, more prêt-à-porter – she chooses straight or palazzo pants, cut shorter but baggy, she wears egg- shaped outerwear and gilets which become jackets then turn into dresses with embroidered backgrounds.
Colours: black above all. Raspberry in various shades that slide towards strawberry. Cobalt that nods in the direction of azure and deep aquamarine. A touch of cord for a vintage flavour.

Byblos Milano Fall/Winter 16-17