The Paco Rabanne Summer Delights capsule collection that is all about seizing the moment with a range looks plays out with easygoing allure. From the female, party-going protagonists of Almodovar’s films to a more ‘90s minimalist sensibility, designs highlight the feminine sensuality, graphic vibrancy, and crafted elements at the core of Paco Rabanne.
Fitting close to the body, jersey pieces in micro floral prints boast flirty ruffles, ruched detailing, and bold color trim, while another jersey grouping of swimwear-inspired, draped dresses brings a relaxed sexiness to night attire. Stylised leopard spots seem destined for evenings that stretch into dawn. Lustrous fringes add flamenco-inflected flair to jersey looks in tone-on-tone sandy hues. A beach mood is also evoked through jacquard knits boasting retro stripes traced with lurex. Where open circles revealing the skin draw a connection to the sun, medallions adorning assemblage give the impression of small treasures. With jewel tones of ruby red, emerald and sapphire defining the palette, an underlying suggestion of decadence shines through.
Spanish references – from austere and eccentric – are reimagined with fresh fluidity as tiered tops and skirts or airy maxi dresses. For night, column dresses and separates in deep black or acid yellow have been embellished with patterns of geometric assemblage. Specialized workmanship is further developed in hand-crocheted knits with borders of macrame, beading and fringes – each piece a testament to intricate handcraft.
In leopard spots or spliced with buckles, denim assumes a punk attitude that is counterbalanced by cotton poplin and jersey pieces edged with broderie anglaise. Finally, this capsule stands out for its applications of signature mesh and assemblage, which are proposed in free-spirited and eye-catching animations – from gleaming tops and wrap skirts edged with fine fringe to multicolor pastilles that conjure oversized confetti.
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