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Iceberg Womenswear S/S11

Paolo Gerani looks back to the 70s for a Studio 54 take on slouchy tailoring

The slouchy tailoring of the 1970s is what initially inspired Iceberg’s summer collection. The label’s creative director Paolo Gerani combinued those influences with a menswear feel, which was evident in the structured cotton parkas, oversized blazers and trenches with leather epaulettes. Earth tones such as beige and grey dominated the first part of the show, but were later offset by the introduction of yellow, green and klein blue. Denim was also in big supply, adding a sporty touch to the collection’s colourful draped skirts and dresses. Other highlights included beaded knitwear, crystal-embellished tank tops and dresses with longer fly away backs.

Dazed Digital: Can you tell us more about this season’s inspiration?

Paolo Gerani:
I was looking at the late 70s and beginning of the 80s – films like “Eyes of Laura Mars” with Faye Dunaway, Lauren Hutton and pictures of Olivero Toscani.

DD: How would you describe the feel of the collection?

Paolo Gerani:
It’s definitely more sensual than sexy.

DD: There were a lot of denim pieces on the runway.

Paolo Gerani:
Well, I thought it would be nice to use denim, because it adds a more casual touch to the clothes. It’s glam like the outfits in Studio 54, but it also feels easy.

DD: What pieces stood out for you in the collection?

Paolo Gerani:
The long silk dresses and the menswear-inspired blazers.