The top fashion designers of Day Two of Milan Fashion Week were by far Krizia and Piazza Sempione. Yesterday I put forth Brunello Cucinelli as a brand to watch...today I’m saying the same of Piazza Sempione.
Not knowing much about the brand myself, I was thoroughly impressed with the collection. And the space! The presentation took place in a massive showroom on Via Vigevano, in a building I had always been intrigued by, and was thrilled to finally be entering. The space was amazing...especially the massive terrace.
The collection is ultra-modern, with clean lines and a minimalist appeal. The clothes manage to be simultaneously feminine and masculine, and exude an air of casual, elegant simplicity, and above all versatility.
The line is comprised of natural materials like stretch linen, gabardine, cotton jacquard, stretch cotton, taffeta, jersey and wool. Colors are primarily neutral, yet highlighted by the presence of carrot, deep blue and lime.
My favorite outfit of the collection was a hand painted top in cotton crepe, paired with stretch cotton gabardine capri pants. Other highlights of the collection include a laser-cut pleated dress in yellow poplin and gabardine stretch linen pants paired with a hand knitted jersey top.
I would personally like to own almost every piece in the collection. The quality of the materials, the relaxed nature of the design, and the obviously impeccable taste of the designers make Piazza Sempione a true up-and-comer in the industry.
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