We are in Milano. The weather is slowly turning its back to the warm summer temperatures, making room for winter to come. However, Les Copains SS18 seemed to be in a completely different time and place. To be more precise, in a hot American spring of the Forties.
As a matter of fact, with this SS18 collection, Creative Director Stefania Bandiera, has transported the MFW audience into her own visionary world. A world where Millicent Rogers, glamorous American socialite of the 1940s, is the undiscussed Queen and the main source of inspiration for the collection.
Through the revisitation of her Southwestern style and bohemian attitude, Bandiera managed to create a modern version of folk-inspired garments in new and sophisticated silhouettes.
From such designs it appears obvious that the “Americana trend”, already scattering the currently in-store AW17 collections, is not going away anytime soon and it will likely accompany us throughout 2018.
Oversized sheer dresses and different forms of knitwear featured in the collection. Alongside embellished denim, transparent lace embroidery, and voluminous organza, with a variety of patterns in red and pink hues. All accompanied by cowboys boots and chunky bohemian pendants to perfectly bring together the overall vision for SS18.
The brand showed an admirable attachment to a historical and culturally relevant figure of the past. Proving once again that fashion is indeed a cyclical revisitation of past trends, yet never the same (nor boring).