Manuel Facchini AW16 Presentation

We must applaud Manuel Facchini for his remarkable AW16 Presentation; Metamorphosis.

The collection drew inspiration from British Sculptor Richard Sweeney and the gothic architecture of Michael Hansmeyer.

The presentation saw its models positioned on raised platforms amidst mirrored glass. This concept helped create the idea of manipulation and illusion of fabrics and their movement.

The collection really played with bold prints, linear patterns, layers and asymmetric hems. Further detailing on the garments was created through his use of gold, silver and gun metal eyelets which embellished sleeves and trouser legs. Facchini also used laser work, sheer inserts, zips and dropped hems; working to showcase the flexibility, and overall movement of garments. The use of monochrome, purple and deep pink partnered with materials such as leather, and mesh and the application of techniques such as panelling all played into the idea of the gothic and playing with structure, shape and texture while also displaying a biker style.

The bold prints, striking cocoon coats, incredibly detailed high necked dresses, variation on trouser leg styles and knits were a fantastic example of how talented this designer is.

The use of dramatic eye makeup and a sleek hair styles completed the look.

Words by: Leanne Roche
Photos: Claudia Rocha