UNRAVEL – SS19 Collection – Paris Fashion Week 2018
Unravel – Lights, camera, attitude!
As the models stalked the runway outside the Centre Pompidou, the music and the lights induced flights of birds to circle and wheel above, adding to the drama inherent in the clothes.
by Tony Glenville
Like glamour Walkuries these women in their sprung metal stilettos were fashion warriors. As huge nylon parkas unfurled their wings, or the slimmest of ruched dresses passed however the eye took in gradually that these are terrific pieces for real lives when detached from the powerful presentation.
Designer Ben Taverniti is Esmod trained, and this avant garden design school start underlined his designs combing panache with pattern cutting, drama with drape; he knows his business.
Great fabrics, great colours from ink black through to marigold and geranium, superb construction with detailing based around parkas and extreme sports outerwear, as pieces they could adapt to a variety of lifestyles.
So enjoy the glamazons, by all means, but also relish great outerwear pieces. Oh yes and there are great denim and body basics added into the mix to give you options, but to be honest for me it’s the hot colours, hot shapes and hot items that give this label its pizzaz.