Julien Dossena captured the universal impulse to get away from cities, took on the mix-match hippy-souvenir aesthetic, and modernized it. The entire show reminded me of women from the 70s.
There was a lot of long, slim, layered silhouettes. The collection consisted of slip dresses, narrow sarongs, fine Lurex T-shirts and see-through dresses over trousers. The chain mail of Paco Rabanne was printed with hibiscus flowers and variants in Indian woodblock patterns on dresses and tops. Silhouettes moved between fitted tops and elongated skirts, with the designer also throwing more classic tailoring into the mix. The main accessory of the show were gold medallions worn around the necks of some girls, super trendy accessory.
Dossena’s signature metallic colors were also present in the show-iridescent green, worked beautifully on the almost kitschy mixes of Lurex knits and lingerie. The prints were quite loud wallpaper florals and lace with twinkling mesh overlays, there was a lot going on.
My favorite piece from the show was the silver iridescent suit, with light flower detail military style cut and beautiful round metal buttons. For those preferring more feminine looks, the lingerie dresses with flower embroidery had a very beautiful light feel to them as well.