The plethora of textures and materials at play at Emilio de la Morena, with its delicate festive hues regularly punctuated with vivid, tidal jewel colours, saw the designer's penchant for advanced garment construction build from seasons past. Intricate boning and sheer-ish organza skirts contrasted with raised, puffed textured panels like the breast of an exotic bird of paradise. Only Morena’s fifth season on the official schedule, the designer took reference from the American clay sculptor Michael Lucero.
What is quickly becoming a Miami Dream of a season, contemporaries of Morena, from Jonathan Saunders to Holly Fulton, are taking first class flights of fancy to the sultry city. One thing is for sure, Morena’s construction led approach to design has set him apart from other designers showing this season but have drawn him ever closer to his fan base who’ve come to regard him as the go-to designer for inimitable structured glamour.