DESIGNER’S CHOICE: Spring in bloom events
BITTERSWEET Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Collection
Classic silhouettes with a modern twist
For Fall/Winter, the designer revisited some of her previous work and brought back looks from her early beginnings as a designer, pieces that never made it into a collection or some that were too personal, each one about a bittersweet moment in her life, conjuring the same feeling of melancholy. There are pieces designed as a tribute to her late mother, who’s image she revisited through photos of when she was young like a burgundy wool deux-pièces or a pleated olive skirt. There are pieces about love at a mature age like a green chiffon evening dress with pleated top and sleeves, reminiscent of an armor, imposing and melancholic at the same time, which the designer calls “Soldier of love” after one of her favorite songs from Sade, or another light pink dress that sparkles softly and moves with ease, just like early love. There are also new designs, meant to complete these past looks, such as a mint dress draped at the back or a navy wool dress with a checkers print chiffon skirt.