Tuesday, 20 October 2009
MFP- MariaFrancescaPepe’s SS10 collection is named “Bathing Beauties”. The choice of fabrics used create the illusion of sea and sand : moiré- with its rippled appearance so similar to the ripples in wet sand, silk jersey – with its fluidity for movement of water and silky jacquards reflecting light on water. Fins decorate one dress and hat whilst pieces of brass jewellery are moulded in to pleats and coated in metallic blues and greens to represent ripples in water.
“What’s New Pussycat?” played in the background whilst Clements Ribeiro’s models posed in classic black & white embellished with cat motifs for a feline inspired theme.
Skirts and dresses were knee length whilst the bubble style shorts were short. Smedley Sea Island cotton joined the signature Scottish cashmere and French silks for this season.
Soft pinks, yellows and blues added a touch of colour; stripes were prominent and the prints used were leopard or a swirl of pink, blue & yellow cats. Black organza fans with zips as stems were inspired by Japanese landscape washes and looked stunning against white silk gazar and faille.
Zips also appeared on the cat motifs to give a hard edge and to accentuate their eyes – making you aware that this quietly purring sexy kitty can also show her claws.