Charm and Aesthetic Elegance Meet Rigor and Textile Experimentation

Fall Winter 2012-13

February 4, 2012

Madrid, Spain – An ethereal woman with a very concrete sense of taste and refinement. These few words could maybe summarize the spirit of the Devota & Lomba Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collection that we saw today in Madrid. A woman who chooses mostly cold colors for her clothes: pale pink, milk, cobalt blue and deep, chocolate brown, with some touches of silver and dark gold, and yet she mixes them with bold accessories like thigh-high cuissardes in warm shades of wood brown, with patent leather details matching her handbag. Interesting experimentation was shown in the usage of materials such as pressed wool, perforated felt, gauze, silk crêpe, leather and nylon. Especially leather was finely perforated so to create the illusion of an hand-made embroidery, and then used to create blouses, mini dresses and skirts in pale pink and ivory white, worn with minimalistic overcoats.

Light and eclectic clothing items were superimposed with armor-plated fronts: many were, indeed, the military and masculine references especially in the choice of the cuts – such is the case of short sleeved, rigid daywear dresses in dark gold pressed wool, or the short jackets with armored fronts. And yet the feminine, sophisticated side of the Devota & Lomba woman emerged through the bold miniskirts and open backs of the evening dresses in soft silk satin, or in the savvy use of soft suede cuissardes in lieu of the pants, conveying a deliberately ambiguous message of sensuousness and rigor.

The highlight of the collection? A three-quarter sleeved downy mink jacket with no collar: a refined, sophisticated classic of timeless elegance and charme.