Under the creative direction provided by Adriana Zucco in womenswear and Jeziel Moraes in menswear, Brazilian label Colcci described the main inspiration for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection as being a geometric garden (a design inspiration that, one may add, is currently at a level of popularity that matches the esteemed status it achieved in the 1960s, when it was appreciated by both designers and consumers). However, the use of angular florals throughout Colcci’s collection is not an entirely original trope as global brands such as Prada, Jonathan Saunders, Stella McCartney and Burberry have all reworked these patterns in recent collections. In addition, some of the shapes of the dresses reminded of recent Marc Jacob lines, confirming the influence that foreign brands have in Brazil.
Despite not adding much from a fashion viewpoint to the schedule of São Paulo Fashion Week (where they were recently presented), Colcci’s youthful garments made from fabrics with mixed textures such as denim, cotton, tricoline, silk and leather in a predominant palette of white, black, green, yellow and blue (with stripes and Islamic patterns breaking the routine) are pleasant and will, no doubt, prove to be a hit with fashion editors and with consumers.
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