Leitmotiv - MFW - spectacular wandschappen desert installation at SCALONE ARENGARIO - spectacular

Leitmotiv designers Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro took us on a wild journey to the Arizona desert for their Arizona Dream: the desert of joy Spring Summer 2016 collection.Leitmotiv designers Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro took us on a wild journey to the Arizona desert for their Arizona Dream: the desert of joy Spring Summer 2016 collection.  

_MG_8035

And it certainly was a positive reinterpretation of that vast expanse of parched sand. Menswear and womenswear strutted down the catwalk in the cutest boots to a background of an installation by Wandschappen.

_MG_7977 The duo use sand as the print backdrop for the collection, with continuous playful references to nature interspersed throughout. These can be seen in the cactus flowers created using three dimensional embroidery techniques, and the palm leaf, insect and butterfly references.

_MG_7923 Breaking out from the urban grey palette, the Leitmotiv collection is a colourful rainbow of vivid fuchsias, blues, yellows and greens. With blood red blocks as intense as the cochineal beetle that lives  on the desert cactus.

_MG_8000_1

photos at Giulia Rosatelli.