Alfredo Villalba, the Spanish Genius
The Creative Director presents his F/W 2015/16 HC Collection
The creative signature of Diego Villalba brings together currents of style and antagonistic garments, creating models of unusual beauty radically different. From one same root the models arise branched in various historical and geographical aesthetics, unique, exclusive, comprising the Couture Collection. A fashion tribe that arises from eclecticism.
The history of dress and tribal symbols make up a visual account of past and collective memories. Cuts and outerwear are inspired by the Caraco jacket, XVIIIth Century,fitted, accentuating the waist with asymmetric curled ruffles. The details and applications contribute motifs that reference ethnic tribes, coloured beads meander around the waist, slide over the neck. The neutral tones are rendered warm: ochre, nude, ivory. Intense colours are ethnical reminiscent: African pink, tropical blue and wild green, enhancing, together with the variety of fabrics and textures, the eclectic overtone of the collection.
Guipure and exotic bird feathers, tulle silk, wool and neoprene, raffia, metallic and gummed mesh, lace and doilies, rhinestones, beads, crystals. The garment par excellence that defines the concept of the most feminine of models, the short dress, the long dress, always stands out. The cape, timeless symbol, envelops and embraces the silhouette of the woman providing a visual wealth increased by shape; a new concept of beauty.
Fashion and the dressing-up ritual inspire AV to present a new micro-collection of handbags and slippers. Camaleón, Arrow and Flippers are the names of the new models that provide the distinctive touch to the fashion tribe, eclectic, of the creator.
The Camaleón Bag is a limited edition handcrafted bags made with the best cowhide available treated to achieve a vintage and lucid aspect. Polished zippers niquel free. Personalized ironworks in shinny palladium with a mirror effect. Inside linning with lamb leather. Hand-made embroideries. Trimmings of ethnic inspiration, chrome metal pieces, wood, bone sticks and Swarovski crystals.
The Arrow Bag is as well a limited edition handcrafted bags made with the best cowhide available treated to achieve a vintage and lucid aspect. Polished zippers niquel free. Personalized ironworks in shinny palladium with a mirror effect. Inside linning with lamb leather. Clasp with metal piece made of polished palladium, mirror effect.
The limited edition slippers, made with leather and metal mesh. Handcrafted from the stitchings up to the crochet of the toe cap. Leather sole. Hand stitched embroidery with metal floral trimmings and Swarovsky.
Alfredo Villalba continues the dynamic Global Expansion Plan. Following the success achieved after the first presentation in Paris of the luxury fashion brand, AV returns in October to present the RTW Spring Summer Collection 2016, during Paris Fashion Week. Mexico City will be the next stop, also in October, where the brand will hold the official launch with a fashion show in the exclusive space of Club Piso 51 Floor with the support of Saks Five Avenue.