The scatter post is one of my favorite things, even though it takes a good while to write. It's fun. And I get to share so many things with you all. So here comes this week's edition!
Surely the interface between architecture and apparel is obvious, but rarely is it made so blatant as in this Alberta Ferreti evening dress. Using digital printing techniques, the designer has taken the structure and decoration of rococo walls and applied it in a literal fashion to a garment. The result, which could be confused and overwrought, works beautifully. It is all about the scale and placement of the imagery that it works so well. And that is why I wanted to share this. It's a terrific example of how much the position and size of decorative details means to the final expression delivered by the garment. The simplicity of the cut of the dress is vital, too, to the final effectiveness. The print is so vast, and complex that anything interrupting it would diminish the ability of this piece to communicate.
Do I think it is completely successful as a combination of concepts? No, not really. But I do love that it exists and that we are continuing to play with ways to mix the two seemingly disparate ideas together. This is Emporio Armani, Fall/Winter 2016.
Have a grand weekend, All! See you next week.