Dear Diane, dear shaded viewers
It was nice to meet Ilaria Nistri in her Milan showroom, especially to see her the AW13 14 collection, and understand how passionate she is about her work.Her showroom in Milan has a unique charm and expresses the soul of the brand Her predominantly black collection is softened by a bright light.
The collection reflects a thin poetic gothic line, shapes are soft with fluid fabrics giving harmony . Each garment has a strength, with a fair, precise feminility as seen in the shirt dressing gown taken from the male wardrobe, printed on the back like a Pollock painting. The skirts are long ,intersect at the front, the silk and leather belts as panels change the outfit giving unexpected vitality. She loves to layer her garments.
Materials are precious: from the satin viscose with a powdery effect, with a futuristic tone-on-tone black tartan, declined in coats and tunics. This texture enhances the difference between glossy and matte, giving a two-dimensional effect.
A minimalism for an apparent warrior woman, which transforms hardness into extreme femininity , like a sound that you can hear only when there's absolute silence .