As per usual, we could count on FAY to keep things clean, with their renowned aesthetic for pristine cuts. Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi described their new collection as “chaotic elegance”, and this definitely conveys the style we witnessed yesterday on the Milan Fashion Week runway. For the FAY spring/summer 2016 fashion show, there were jackets galore showcased on the runway, but everything the design duo created was polished to perfection. The collection carried a simple air that can really only be defined as “pretty.” In no way is this said to diminish the collection, because it seems apparent that this was their intent. There is nothing blatantly striking, just as there is nothing too seductive or hard. It’s pristine, feminine, and pretty.
This overall trend begins in the first look, where the model sports a short, frill-hemmed dress with a light, short-sleeved jacket on top. The colors are light, and it’s a dress that young women everywhere would love to wear. There were many different floral prints in this show, and each had the same light, feminine quality to it. Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano used this collection as an outlet for many different women. Even though the overall feeling of pretty femininity was apparent throughout, they stated that “it’s not about a single look, but we wanted to show different women with their own identities.”
The romantic quality of many garments was clearly an identity of woman the duo wanted to target, but they also showed a distinct bohemian flair, that is trending again this coming season. They even added in a touch of hardness in some looks, adding a mild punk feeling, making another identity be the woman who is feminine and loves frills but also has an edge.
The color palette remained constant throughout, and it absolutely screamed “warm weather.” With florals in varying shades of light blue, navy, pink, white, and black, their aesthetic was not lost in the mix. Rimondi and Aquilano showed off their technical skills yet again in this collection, and that included the art of embroidery. There were skirts, jackets, and pants that displayed the craft, and it was all impeccably done.
The FAY spring 2016 collection will undoubtedly go over well with the public. It’s such a simple and chic line that is very hip and very now. What’s more is there is a range of ages whom this could appeal to. There are looks that seem specifically designed for younger women, while there are others that would look fabulous on older women.
The show ended just as simply as it began. The two designers didn’t feel the need to add “wow pieces,” or even any gowns, which is a unique tact for fashion week, which many designers take as an opportunity to go for extravagance. It’s a truly beautiful take, however, when the show ends before you feel it was meant to. If anything, I would assume this is a mental play on the audience, to some degree, as it leaves you with the feeling of wanting more. That’s how I personally felt when the show ended, so I definitely can’t wait to see what FAY comes out with next.
Photos courtesy of Vogue