The beetle as a symbol of perseverance. It pushes a ball which, while larger than itself, it always manages to increase in size. Maybe it is the magic revealed by ancient cultures, the connection with Mother Earth and a longing for resurrection which make this progress possible. Growth and exertion to get to the very root of desire, while also regulating the energy used along the way.
A cryptic message? More a moment in the life of the designers which has been translated into the collection in the form of embroidery and jewellery, lending woman all the power of the earth and enfolding her in enchantments that push her to pursue her dreams.
ALVARNO presents a single silhouette that works for both day and night, for an urban woman who strives for ultrasophistication. Symbolism and freedom with elements reminiscent of the 1970s.
Visually rich textures and colours. Khaki green, copper, violet, orange, camel, navy blue, black and touches of turquoise. Wool brocade, camel cashmere, jacquards in feline motifs and pleated silk lurex. Geometric embroidery and floral motifs find common ground.
Extra long military cut coats head up an army of urban sophistication. Velvet braid traces the geometry of the pieces, outlining their cut. The ALVARNO woman strides forward powerfully, wearing motorcycle boots in the colours of the collection. The oversize jewellery invokes good omens.
The night is filled with light by Swarovski crystals in abstract shapes, which explode in powerful light effects over figures in hand-braided grosgrain, creating a new fabric with braids using purely artisanal methods.
Complexity and opulence in an ode to couture.
ALVARNO again extracts his free vision of fashion taking us to a level of aesthetic contradictions. A colourful proposal, vibrant with energy, which abandons itself to a world of abstract flowers of the imaginary universe of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, emphasizing her taste for baroque and escaping to a new horizon in an interminable summer’s route. The ALVARNO woman is reborn as a deluxe nomad, for whom life is a never ending party.
Vertiginous cleavages with ethereal frills and exaggerated backs combine with mini or evening skirts. Cargo pants in their most sophisticated versions define a steady stepping attitude. Minimalist, precise and structured cuts are the perfect backdrop for ornamentation which is multiplied, rich and imaginative as if they were frescos which compose and balance the silhouette.
Grand areas of flowers treated abstractly explore new lines. Exuberance, grandiosity and richness taken to the limit in accessories. Old gold XXL necklaces form rigorous plaques which rest on the body.
Aesthetics in contradiction. Fluid material with geometric figures, matt/gloss. Animal prints of panthers in gold and zebras drawn in silk. Futurist materials, bicolor jacquard and beehive neoprene mixed with handmade lace dyed by hand and in degradé.
The emotional force resides in the colour. Sea and air in cobalt blue; mystery and seduction are fuchsia pink; yellow is gold and the sun, as a source of light and richness; energy and nature materialised in khaki green; all the boldness of scarlet orange; purity, calmness and balance in white; and black, always intense and regal, the ink to write a new page and revitalising the other colours.
In this ALVARNO universe, the opposing poles are and should be harmoniously possible. Fashion and aesthetics supported in contradiction.
Welcome to the ALVARNO Club!
MICKEY BY ALVARNO