Clothes like temples
As ornamented as an ionic capital, as multicolored as the stained glass of a cathedral. F/W 2012-13 collection "Cross Stained" by Cypriot duo Natargeorgiou transfers the polychromy of Catholic churches to refined haut couture knitwear.
They have accustomed us to their experimental wefts. This time however, fashion designers Dimos Natar and Andreas Georgiou veer towards shiny, unusual materials: metallic filaments, organza, brilliant chiffon and cashmere decorated with pearly leaves.
The chromatic palette, composed of dark blues and intense crimsons, plays with pop splashes of vibrant orange and amalgamates like in a glass painting.
But Natar and Georgio do not limit themselves to conceptualizing the aesthetic of glass art. Their silhouettes also include floral and arborescent motifs, typical of gothic architecture, that appear for example in the geometry of the devoré overcoat with glittery blue flowers.
A new brick of woven fabric is added to the Natargeorgiou temple of fashion, which was introduced in 2012 with the first runway show of collection S/S 2012 at Paris Fashion Week.
Photographs by Todd Anthony Tyler
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