Spring Summer 2015
Images, Consciousness and Dreams: Francesca Liberatore's Voyage
For Spring/Summer 2015, Francesca Liberatore travels to New York to present her eponymous collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week after winning the DHL Exported Award. For the first time, Liberatore introduces menswear to the collection. Inspired by the image of a bird in a polluted surrounding; the bird bears pieces of plastic fragments in its womb, which begin to fuse to transform the creature.
Pieces of the collection are printed with birds overlap to create geometric shapes that intersect. Liberatore’s collection uses sophisticated and well-thought-out complex tailoring. The silhouettes transport us back to the 70’s with retro and far west elements. The rouching complements the soft suede leathers, silk jersey, and is an interesting contrast with the dense cotton weave. For women, the color palette remains feminine from light pink to subtle hues of baby blue, which contrasts the rust and olive color palette of the menswear collection.