Krizia Womenswear S/S12

Tracksuit inspired pieces and oversized silk pleated rucksacks gave luxe sportswear feel at the Italian label

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Krizia’s collection managed the unlikely combination of skateboard gear and femme fatale evening wear. The line worked this bipolarity throughout the show: knee and elbow caps rubbed shoulders with floor-length dresses with a side split, tracksuit-inspired jackets and oversized rucksacks came in silk pleats. The daytime wear explored the same contradiction: corset swimsuits paired with wide plastic belts, silver hotpants with silk, one-arm tops, PVC leggings and plastic belts alongside simple knee-length pleated dresses. A notable element was hybrid trousers midway between harem pants and riding trousers, bearing again the same contrast.

Dazed Digital: Why did you choose to experiment with sports gear?
Mariuccia Mandelli:
Well, it’s an element to have fun, but it’s also very pretty and works nicely within the collection. Krizia is about having fun too.

DD: What was the biggest challenge of the show?
Mariuccia Mandelli: Definitely managing to walk in those platform heels!

DD: And what is the biggest novelty of the collection?
Mariuccia Mandelli: Well, I kept the Krizia spirit, the animal motifs, but I experiment with the proportions; the colours too are new for me, they create a certain choc.

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