Sara Cavazza Facchini’s spring show started on a refreshing note. To see the designer let go of her flair for the hyper-structured and -decorative suggested that she was on to a new chapter after 10 years at the helm of the brand.
She’s not one looking to design everyday attire but started from relatable tropes adding an elevated touch — think airy shirtdresses, almost impalpable as they flowed moved by the breeze; narrow pants and tank top ensembles, coated in a shimmering but sophisticated liquid looking silver finish, and billowing micro-sequined shirts. An elongated shirt cut loose and collarless worn with a high slit silky pencil skirt read contemporary chic.
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That promising start got lost as the show progressed with open weave knit dresses trimmed in fringes and coated in gold gloss, the same that was brushed on a fishnet fabric trenchcoat or on a sci-fi robe jacket in a silver version.
The designer’s desire to prove her inventiveness was at the detriment to a collection that overall showed her fashion vocabulary expanding toward handsome directions.
Backstage Cavazza Facchini said she wanted to evoke women’s purity and beauty. That message didn’t come across in the golden gown cut on the bias with swaths of fabrics wrapped asymmetrically on the body, or the ruched tops with flowing skirts and the metal plastrons framing the bosom on red carpet-ready gowns.
Launch Gallery: Genny RTW Spring 2024
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