The BALOSSA Spring/Summer 2019 collection is all about easy chic, with a style that sings out a bold hymn to the freedom of the contemporary woman; her independence of thought and creative force, her boldness and fragility, her seduction and bon ton…
The BALOSSA woman treads a new path in fashion; a path of enchanting geometries in which she commands the color white through a mixture of material, fabric weight and black and white prints, creating visually stunning optical effects that conjure up summer as a sense of total freedom… it is the woman who chooses the creations of the designer, and the designer who plays the part of spokesperson and muse.
White becomes color through myriad shades of fold and ruffle, soft and elegant drapes, deconstructed and recomposed panels, and, for the easy chic collection, sporty, intriguing, refined, with matching trouser-top combinations but also jumpsuits and, above all, cool mini-dresses, all as light as a summer veil.
The sacred white is broken up into harmonious black prints, hiding hands, faces and all of the fantastic scribbles that originate in the dreams of the stylist.
The leitmotif of the collection is the belt; a black snake that coils, ropes and knots around the body in order to emphasize the waist, sleeves and closures. The same snake then becomes a brace; hugging the silhouette before seeming to escape into the very summer air.
Palette: white is the undisputed star of the show, but a white which becomes color through his many shades of mind, created by his various folds, panels and drapes, creating within each piece a separate introspective story of its own.
The Spring/Summer Season 2019 sees a new shade of soft pink combined with white, which is stopped on the door of neo-romanticism with large, elegant bows…
Fabric: classic, elegant, iconic fabrics such as cotton poplin, linen, silk, silk/cotton mix, ramie, silk délavé, and then the subtle play between different fabric weights to create see-through areas of transparency, then there are the cuts, oversized cuffs and sleeves which all combine to create a perfect harmony between firm and soft, wide and close-fitting.
Belts: the stylistic centerpiece of the collection, a soutoire of black fabric which dances around the waist in the form of belt, lace, knot and leitmotif, standing out against the white shirt, dancing lightly on the sleeves with a subtle wit before ending in metal tips.
Prints: striped fabrics in black and white or white and blue; straight lines and wavy lines which determine the sleeves and panels, the contrast between the calm of white and the strength of black, and blue and white lines as delicate as marine waves.
Pants: trousers with a deconstructed seam, wide at the ankle, or slightly rounded at the back give the aura of a graceful concubine.
Pockets: a sense of deja vu repeats like a game, on shirts, trousers, skirts; with huge pockets made of different fabrics, so transparent and light to be almost hiding dreams and desires, inviting one to discover them, and to show things that usually remain unseen.
Shirt: is it just a shirt? Or a veil that, with the dexterity of the juggler, turns into a dress, a mini-dress, a kimono, an elegant overcoat, a perfectly asymmetrical shirt/jacket that both covers and uncovers… appropriately… the second shirt, with oversized sleeves, emphatic striped wrists, wooden buttons, mother-of-pearl, blues and whites.
Cristina Vannuzzi for 1blog4u