FABIO QUARANTA | FALL / WINTER 2012
“Uniqueness… And Recognisability though time” – Fabio Quaranta
Fabio Quaranta’s collection directly argues that his astigmatism does not affect his eye for couture. The detail, ironically, is in fact the most outstanding element to his Fall / Winter 2012 collection.
It’s almost an optical illusion; first glance captures the simplicity of his tailored designs, with heavy tailored suit fabrics poignantly revealing stark crisp white shirts. Second glance atmospherically reminisces of the artistry influenced by his elimination of superfluous and emphasis on capturing classic design in an innovative way. However, the most predominant are his “avant-garde diaries”, where artistic cinematography used subtle accents of natural light and reflection as effective within a candid atmosphere.
There is a remarkable purity within his design, perhaps lubricated by an air of omniscience, as his collection dances around the seasonal trends. By subduing gaudy masculinity, he simply references it through classical suit attire and more portentous iconic remarks, such as the trilby.
The collection proudly relinquishes in finer details, dabbling in a more feminine luxe provided by audacious scarves and accented silhouettes such as pinched shoulders and cropped length. Punchier outfits included flowing skirts and tweed-dipped cashmere jackets. However, Fabio’s collection provided more elegance than statement. The timelessness captured by his attention to detail shows how his maturity and knowledge of fabric and designer, allows him to conjure a powerful modern twist to classical tailoring.
- Camilla Harvey Thomas