Spring 2016: Fine lines and details
Renee Minus White | 12/31/2015, 2:48 p.m.
When you think about spring 2016, you can’t help but think of a colorful peacock’s feathers spreading with luminous bright colors. The palette for spring is brilliant. Silhouettes are shapely with a loose fit. Soft fabrics are fluid on the body. Lengths, mostly short, are featured in split skirts and uneven hemlines.
At Francesca Liberatore’s show, there was an air of sophistication as models walked up and down the runway. Her pants, dresses, simple tops and skirts flowed femininely throughout the show. Intricate details, such as embroidery, color-blocking and ruffles, were nice surprises in the line. Shirt-dresses in new fuller-body shapes were often belted at a just-below-the-knee length
After graduating from Central Saint Martins, Liberatore immediately went to work for some of the world’s top designers, including Viktor & Rolf and John Paul Gautier, after which she stepped out on her own in 2009. She further established her career by showing her namesake collection in Milan Fashion Week. Her clothes have also been shown in Paris, Tokyo, London, New York and Seoul. She also designs furs and has a leather collection in Asia, and has an international group of clients, including her latest children’s wear collection for Nolamisu in Dubai.
Liberatore now shares her talents teaching in Italy and abroad with the best fashion schools and organizations. She also contributed her talents to the initiative “A T-shirt for Life” for UNICEF.