Penned by Nichelle Cole
The new Malloni Black collection carries within it a minimalist-inspired intelligence. For SS17 the collection highlights variations on contrasting simplicity through the design, color palette and raw materials.
The designs, typical of 19th century tapestries, are heavy in minute details, and features lux-fabrics such as plissé gauze, double weaves and linen/cotton jacquard which are used to reinterpret the femininity of the Malloni woman.
Craftsmanship is a signature of the brand. As such the SS17 suits are masterful. The appliqué leather details on small asymmetrical waistcoats and semi-circles on the back which allow a glimpse of the lace and a flash of skin, speaks to the expertise of the label and offers an understated sensuality.
Often bound with ribbons and ties, the poetic silhouettes accentuate the lines of the body, reshaping the figure and conferring grace and delicacy.
Focus is on experimentation with the materials. The garments incorporate fabrics such as linen, viscose and silk, the cut and combination of the textures provides a strong visual impact and an undeniable elegance.