Alongside the mainstream runway shows that took place during Milan Fashion Week, there was also a host of young and independent designers showcasing their wares in venues across the city.
One of the most promising collections comes from A-Lab Milano. Successfully merging art and fashion, the brand has created a line of clothing with cuts, volumes and prints as the dominating elements. Structured jacket and dresses become sculpture-like when worn, and tight, form-fitting pants provide a sharp contrast to soft, floral prints.
The Spring/Summer 2011 collection is aptly titled the, ‘Myth of Persephone’, exuding notions of seasonal change, birth and death. The colorful and affecting prints were inspired by the expressive and provocative photographs of Joel Peter Witkin and the fashion photography of Nick Knight.
A-Lab Milano was founded in 2006 by designers Alessandro Biasi, Andrea Orazi and Simona Costa. The line is available at Luisa via Roma in Florence.
See here for Luxos coverage of other Spring/Summer 2011 collections:
Piazza Sempione Spring/Summer 2011
Brunello Cucinelli Spring/Summer 2011
Prada Spring/Summer 2011