Written by Lucas Pantoja
Camouflage, Aristocrat, Chic, Safari
The first world war ends and a Danish woman of the upper class moves to Nairobi, British East Africa. She is forced to take control of her independence, and throughout her time spent in Africa she grows exponentially as a person, while battling complications of love. Still quite short of an actual summary — this is a graze of the plot to the 1985 film “Out of Africa” which inspired the Cividini Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show.
For this collection Miriam and Piero Cividini cross the lines between exotic and urbane fashion; implementing frequent uses of camouflage and polka dots, as well as dashes of plaid and a chain link print.
The color palette was rather mute and refined primarily consisting of black, beige, and cream, intertwined with cool earthly tones. Silhouettes fit loosely as sheers and silks breezed down the runway. Exceptional aspects include the smoky camouflage print mentioned previously, a few dresses built of a flexible sheer which glimmered as lights hit, and the smooth blending of polka dots over the numerous garments.
Country club meets safari and the woman lying in the middle would be seen wearing this season’s Cividini. The all around style presented speaks of a chic aristocratic luxury that got lost in the wilderness, all with a sprinkle of 2018 fashion in it.