It is also important to note the accessories. The popular Swipe bag has been given a gold makeover, literally: Gabriele Veneri, an Italian craftsman from the Semar SRL factory, has designed an 18k gold version (it’s estimated at £100,000, FYI). Among the new bags are the Vanit-E, a cube-shaped top-handle bag; the Lady bag, a larger and more modest piece; and a new glass bag, similar to the last season viral, decorated with flowers and whose glass has been treated to create an iridescent effect. There were also clip-on sunglasses, inspired The matrixadding to the brand’s distinctive futuristic-chic aesthetic.
When it comes to technical fabrications on garments, Meyer and Vaillant have continued to be pioneers, whether with the holographic floral prints glued onto neoprene dresses and jackets, or dresses with tight straps where vertical panels of fabric are held together by metal loops similar to a traditional telephone cord. But the ultimate futuristic flex for this season was the final look, which was achieved using Fabiana patented material to be sprayed from a can that hardens into a wearable textile.