COUTURE FALL WINTER 2015/16
The creative signature of Diego Villalba brings together currents of style and antagonistic garments, creating models of unusual beauty radically different. From one same root the models arise branched in various historical and geographical aesthetics, unique, exclusive, comprising the Couture Collection. A fashion tribe that arises from eclecticism.
The history of dress and tribal symbols make up a visual account of past and collective memories. Cuts and outerwear are inspired by the Caraco jacket, XVIIIth Century, fitted, accentuating the waist with asymmetric curled ruffles. The details and applications contribute motifs that reference ethnic tribes, coloured beads meander around the waist, slide over the neck. The neutral tones are rendered warm: ochre, nude, ivory. Intense colours are ethnical reminiscent: African pink, tropical blue and wild green, enhancing, together with the variety of fabrics and textures, the eclectic overtone of the collection.
Guipure and exotic bird feathers, tulle silk, wool and neoprene, raffia, metallic and gummed mesh, lace and doilies, rhinestones, beads, crystals. The garment par excellence that defines the concept of the most feminine of models, the short dress, the long dress, always stands out. The cape, timeless symbol, envelops and embraces the silhouette of the woman providing a visual wealth increased by shape; a new concept of beauty.
Fashion and the dressing-‐up ritual inspire ALFREDO VILLALBA to present a new micro-‐collection of handbags and slippers. Cameleón, Arrow and Flippers are the names of the new models that provide the distinctive touch to the fashion tribe, eclectic, of ALFREDO VILLALBA.