Last night, Italian fashion designer Danilo Gabrielli, took our breaths away with his Autumn / Winter 2012 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week last night.
The lights dimmed as a violinist grabbed our attention from the runway, setting the tone for a crisp, clean, and classic collection. Gabrielli makes it known that his true inspiration derives from classic Hollywood and his newest line shows just that. With a 1940’s flair written all over it, there is no question what the Italian designer seized to accomplish. An ode to an era when women joined the workforce, Gabrielli reminds us of how far we’ve come in the world of women and fashion. Silk blouses, skirt suits, and trench-like-jackets in warm neutral tones of grey made up a majority of the runway. Models with soft pin curls, deep side parts and bright red lips stole the show as they strutted down the runway looking as classy as ever.
Gabrielli is pure genius, presenting us with timeless pieces that women of all ages could wear and feel confident in. Each cut was surprisingly flattering to many shapes and sizes, with cinched waists, and bouncy blouses, these clothes were made for curves. Gabrielli has done something many designers often fall short of, and that is bringing style back into the work force. By combining a perfect balance of masculinity and femininity, Gabrielli has created a practical collection that all women could enjoy.