Lucio Vanotti’s Bare Essentials for SS17

Penned by Nichelle Cole

Lucio Vanotti once again explores the multiplication of possibilities that comes from the choice of doing more with less. His Spring 2017 collection titled “The Bare Beauty” takes inspiration with Japanese Ryokan- and the idea of creating a collection of bare essentials.

Lines are basic and are meant to respond to the most rudimentary human need to wrap, protect and cover oneself. Rectangular panels are closed with gros grain ribbons. Details such as panel fragments are placed vertical to the linear silhouette. Fluid knits featuring maxi-cuffs, and trousers with ankle-cuffs or waistbands offer a flair. Accessories emphasize the domestic tone of the collection, playing with patent textures in black or white; slippers, bags and bin bags or shopping bags are all made in this material.

The pragmatic textures of drill, light denim and woven canvas are used for trench coats and masculine-like kimonos and aprons. Viscose, silk and mako jersey make a brief appearance in stunning pinstripe suiting and in buren-inspired bold woven canvas.

The color palette is natural: shades of dusty green, sky blue, beige box softly display on a base of black and white.

This collection has the perfect starter pieces for a growing girl moving towards more sophisticated style choices.

photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
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photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro
photo: ©Paloma Montanaro