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23 February 2011

Fall Winter 2011/2012: Bellissima!

Elena Mirò presents a collection in praise of the glamour and sensuality that have made Italian women famous the world over.
The main theme references the magazine covers which deified early Italian cinema divas, in iconic black and white. It conjures up the exclusive atmosphere of 1940s fashion ateliers and the radiant voluptuousness of the beauty queens who made their audiences dream.

This exquisite story is retold through the fine weaves of sophisticated macramé lace, embellished with leather strands and embroidered onto jewel-like dresses
and skirts, as well as lace gloves, bags and shoes. Tailored dresses, suits,
knee-length skirts, puffball capes and stiletto heels all evoke a timeless glamour. A beauty that’s precious in every last detail and every fabric.
Yarn-dyed looped wool gives garments a bouclé effect. There are stretch wools, double crepes, and silk faille for a solid effect. Knitwear sparkles with lurex threads. The whole collection is fun and capricious, with bows used as a flirty decoration on sheath dresses, or turned into buckles on narrow belts for skirts and dresses. Retro brooches also feature as embellishment.

Everything has its own special shine, and there’s a puff of powder and a flick of eyeliner in every detail.
The clothes make a nod to the sophisticated noir atmospheres of the era, with vibrant shades of fuchsia, iris, cobalt blue and pearl grey; but these are not mere historical reproductions. Each piece is interpreted in a contemporary key, and while elegant, the clothes are unfailingly functional and wearable.

Elena Mirò is well aware of the elements which have helped make Italian
women renowned for their charm, and this collection brings them to the fore.