Barbara Casasola spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS17
Following her eponymous label’s catwalk debut in 2013, Barbara Casasola has maintained one vision: to make timeless pieces with an exquisite fit, using the finest materials. Her SS17 collection was a credit to this philosophy of simplicity and quality.
Casasola limited her palette to earthy tones: sand, olive and burnt umber reds, which do not distract from the interplay of textures and cut in the pieces themselves. Full length delicately knitted dresses were on display, as were more structured maxis made of corseted panels. As with previous collections, Casasola’s muted colour scheme circumnavigated undue conservativism with daring necklines and styling traditionally set pieces on their own. A dark smoking jacket was paired only with plain, low-heeled court shoes; button-fronted coats, in navy and caramel, were worn similarly. In a predominantly dress-based collection, Casasola chose to use her tailored trouser pieces as an opportunity to showcase a more diverse look. As seen yesterday on the DAKS runway, the influence of 19th century Asia has influenced a number of designers recently and Casasola was the latest to incorporate tunics, in simple dark navy, with her slim leg trousers. In a week where style can prevail over substance, it is always refreshing to see a designer that respects the materials as much as the designs themselves. By basing her pieces around the materials, Casasola has created a collection that is sophisticated and understated, but undeniably beautiful.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter
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