Fashions at this week's showing in Rome have generally reflected a return to modesty -- with skirts cut on the knee or at the most one inch above, and trousers not as prevalent in the collections.
Fashions at this week's showing in Rome have generally reflected a return to modesty -- with skirts cut on the knee or at the most one inch above, and trousers not as prevalent in the collections. Tiziani, who showed his spring and summer fashions for next year on Tuesday (January 16), kept the shoulders covered even on evening gowns. His day-time wear, too, was described as 'sporty-elegant' and was not as flesh-revealing as in the past.
Capucci, who also showed on Tuesday, kept to his preference for the ultra-feminine with pastel effects on fluid, soft fabrics like chiffon, crepe Georgette, and wool crepe.
There was no evidence of a 'seasonal colour' for next year -- designers were using almost anything bright.
SYNOPSIS: Rome fashion collections for next spring and summer are reflecting a return to modesty -- with less flesh revealed, and trousers almost absent. Taziani, who showed on Tuesday, went for the elegant look in both day and evening wear -- with skirts cut on the knees, or an inch above at the most. Shoulders were mostly covered, even on his evening gowns, and like most designers he didn't bother with any one colour range. Any colour was used, as long as it was bright.
His waistlines were often high, the shoulders straight, and the skirts pleated -- big or little, it didn't matter. Tiziani also brought emphasis onto the 'mix-and-match' look with interchangeable tow-piece outfits.
Roberto Capucci also used the entire colour range, keeping it bright, and stuck to his preferences for the ultra-feminine look.
Basically, he used pastel effects on fluid, soft fabrics like chiffon, crepe Georgette, and wool crepe sometimes as sheer as a nun's veil.
Again, his styles were modest -- covering legs above the knee, and rarely showing too much shoulder or bust.