We all generally have fallen in love with cartography, at one time in our lives or another, to a deeper level or kept shallow. Let us just say that the new MSGM resort 2016 collection is but an extension of that love that has been translated into a proper fashion sense, which allows for incredibly creativity of the mind.
“I focused on the idea of reproducing the map of a city from the sky,” states Massimo Giorgetti, the designer and mastermind behind the collection, which breaks conventions and brings in a style that is more or less unexpected in the fashion world. He has embroidered pieces that bring his own creative interpretations of cities like New York and Milan to the fabric through views that come in from above, kind of like bird’s eye, shown off on macramé see through tops and dresses. Cities nestled among the stars appear on long jackets worn over ankle crop trousers and white comfort soled Oxford shoes. City maps come out to play on A-line midi skirts with polo shirts pulled over top. They peek out and take over mini dresses and asymmetrical putting down shirts worn over suede culottes. Speaking of suede, we see it in pants and long overcoats, shoelaces and asymmetrical skirts. We see a whole lot of asymmetry actually, which is surprisingly tastefully done well enough to have even the most symmetry lover smile and say it is rather lovely.
Waves of colors are see throughout, as well as some blocking here and there on the garments and the shoes. To keep in context with his main inspirations, it appears that Giorgetti might have turned to a new muse as well. The works of Brazilian landscape architect and artist Roberto Burle Marx come to mind here, particularly in the graphic printing in multiple colors that are pulled together to embellish perfectly chic cotton canvas coats worn with pants with a clean cut. There is a lot of masculinity in this collection, despite the plays on stronger femininity as well.
The brand is known to be youthful so it comes as no surprise that we see that vibe translated into faux-suede ensembles. Striped cotton sweaters come into play as we see a whole lot of the artsy motifs on shirts, along with the awesome looks of the two-tone miniskirts. Floral patterns and zigzag motifs also appear all over the place to truly complement the MSGM appeal. Matching twin sets of tops and skirts in the same patterning look pretty great, while the patches of colors and fabric all over give us a sense of the designer’s mindset. We have to say though that the coral hued skirt with the asymmetric pieces along the top is one gorgeous piece that certainly belongs in our own closets. Add those lovely open toe sandals, a black and neon floral loose top and awesome sunglasses for the cool effect and you are ready to hit the town with as much gusto as you can muster.
Photos courtesy of MSGM