Lavish looks grace the runway in Emilio de la Morena’s vivid coloured and flamboyant show. The highlight of the collection was bright pink marabou feathers underlaying sheer tulle skirts. Admiring the art of Picasso’s colour-combining mixed with the differences of Spanish heritage and his life in London, Emilo de la Morena continues to be admired for his sculptural slant of elegant evening wear. Little black cocktail dresses, cut simply with flounced sleeves and accents of fuchsia, cerise, petrol and turquoise. The strong tones and pastels in pink and mint strike against the softer tones attractively.
Exaggerated dinner party ruffles stems from exuberant roots of Valencia, giving the whole collection Flamenco vibes. The models dressed in cigarette fitted trousers accompanied by sharp tailored pin striped jackets, depicts the etherealness and new romantic feel of the garments. Embodying rich Spanish fabrics bonded in silk which accentuated the body; Emilo de la Morena shows discreet skin transparencies with the dominant texture of lace running through — adding to the eclecticism and consistency of the colours. Similarly the bodycon styled dresses connote sexuality overtly and the asymmetrical one shoulder tops, halter straps, and high ruffled necks created figure hugging silhouettes and beautifully curved structures.
Words by Dayna Dibua
Images by Andrew Gough