Dear Diane, dear shaded viewers, I feel quite honored having had an intimate viewing of the Ter et Bantine collection. This was the first resort collection created by Manuela Arcari defining the elements of her style in the most sophisticated way. The approach is concrete and at the same time cerebral and pure . The edges are softened, surfaces are played up, each piece is neat and geometric , volumes and shapes show their poetry in the graphic prints that are streaked with abstract exoticism, measured with dots in various sizes, abstract motifs and stylized flowers. The base is clean: dresses and shirts , with smocking and inserted flounces making one feel the abstract romanticism of the collection.