When a Desigual show begins, literally from the first model down the runway, it’s clear that this isn’t Fashion Week as normal. The models actually smile! Yes, imagine that… a SMILING model. Gasp!
The fun doesn’t stop with the smiles on the models, but continues onto every outfit shown – each more exuberant than the next – exuberant in color, in print, in silhouette. Bold prints are obviously a trademark of the house, one need only visit one of their many boutiques worldwide to understand this point, but when the printed runway itself as well as the boldly patterned backdrop are factored in, the statement is that much more heightened.
While the prints were the dominant story for certain, & provided most of the fodder for critical comment, the few solid pieces that were intersperced here & there provided enough visual relief to set the stage for the next vignette that was to unfold. But make no mistake, the solids weren’t just fillers to clear the runway, they were actually some of the stronger pieces & packed enough punch to stand squarely on their own as separates, a true testament to the skill of the team behind this label.
Designer website: www.desigual.com
Photos: Fashion Wire Press