This is my obsession today!
Rodolfo Paglialunga unveiled his fall/winter 2010/11 collection in a very appropriate Parisian way, last march during the Parisian fashion week. He present his latest Vionnet's collection in an old apartmente belonging to Jean Cocteau, one of the legendary Madaleine Vionnet's closest friends.
Paglialunga played with variations on the cape, fitting jackets with "open" sleeves, in black wool/cashmere, and styling a metallicised grey cable cape as a sweater, with a thick silver belt.
Elegant, black cape and skirt ensembles were also embossed with laser-cut black patent florals. The technique appeared to great effect also on black organza cocktail dresses. Pale rose and grey, and black velvet short dresses featured drape and knot effects. But there was little evidence of bias-cut, the technique Madame Vionnet pioneered.
I know, spring is coming...but when I admire something, I cannot do in other way!