Paris · Maurizio Galante
Experimental and challenging, Maurizio Galante’s Haute Couture fashion proposes an eclectic wardrobe for all seasons, built on individual separate items. Despite appearing haphazard at first glance, these looks are well composed and studied.
Maurizio Galante’s personal approach utilizes artisan techniques and industrial technology to process materials, granting the garments patina and richness, imparting them with a soulful presence.
An exotic oriental theme infuses Asian cultural influences with European traditional tailoring. Materials, styles, and influences are incorporated to evoke an enchanting atmosphere, with unique fabrics conceived and constructed by the Atelier.
The collection proposes two main directions for silhouettes; a square or rectangular shape for short collarless coats worn over ‘too-long’ pants and fluid tops. Short proportions dominate for fitted coats, dresses, and high-waisted skirts.
Key looks include a short coat made from traditional japanese fabrics, with narrow shoulders and a thin standing collar. Loose-fitting gowns are open in the front, with narrow rounded ribbons applied in a net-like, drawn-thread work, which structurally connect to the garment by strings of glistening crystal beads.
In a constructed/deconstructed manner, Galante creates a new Fortuny pleats technique which he applies for his collarless coats.
Small garment accessories are turned into jewelry in a ‘hybrid’ designs to complete the look in a graceful “misfit”, adding the surprise of clashing motifs and textures.
MATERIALS: Crepe, chiffon, organza, taffeta, tulle, silk, fur, rhodoide, crystal.
COLORS: Camellia, eggshell, plaster, aqua, champagne, violet, parma, glycine, silver, night black.
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