HOSS INTROPIA by Miguel Palacio
Strong Femininity with Confident Sensuality
Fall Winter 2012-13
February 4, 2012
Madrid, Spain – For the upcoming Fall Winter 2012 2013 collection, Spanish fashion designer Miguel Palacio teamed up once again with the Spanish brand Hoss Intropia to create a four hand collaboration that resulted in a very sleek and chic collection where dresses and silk are the absolute protagonists, and the overall feeling is that of a very sophisticated woman who is very fashion conscious but never excessive. The refined taste that radiated from the collection was very well received and welcomed. Since Spanish designers seem to have a thing for excess at all costs, it was a pleasure to witness a different attitude in some of them. Among them, needless to say, there is Miguel Palacio.
This collection the designer created for the brand Hoss Intropia was very simple and based on calm, relaxed and casual-chic outfits.
Dresses, the absolute protagonists of the show, where tailored with elaborate fabrics who gave them a very feminine, urban silhouette. Black velvet decorations with golden linings where applied onto the dresses to alter their proportion and made them look softer or sexier, according to the will of the designer. Ladylike pieces where enriched with pleated details and bi-color necklines, and even though it is a fall collection, shorts and miniskirts were also featured and paired with bi-colored overcoats, in accordance to the various occasions and events a modern woman has to be prepared for nowadays.
High-waist pants, both in tight-fitting cigarette shapes and in softer cuts were displayed, usually in cold shades of blue or petrol green and paired with very 70’s looking silk chiffon skirts in dark orange. Short jackets in wool cloth, large rectangular-shaped overcoats with Austrian-knots motives (a sort of key element of the collection, obsessively featured in printed or embroidered patterns on pants, jackets and skirt) were also showed on the runway. The femininity of the collection is mixed with masculine details, creating perfect outfits for the super busy woman of the present days, who yet does not want to give up her sensual side. Particularly impressive were the ultra soft jumpsuits with very narrow colored belts at the waist (a clear homage to Prada’s early ‘90s famous looks).
The most extensively featured fabric was undoubtedly silk, mixed with velvet, cashmere cloth and fur, the latter used to tailor over deliberately disproportioned fox fur jackets, worn on jade green or garnet red silk strapless dresses. Fabrics were easily mixed up, as for the case of cotton with wool, pleated georgette and crépe de Chine paired with structured panels, without forgetting sequins, usually in gold or black tones, applied onto mini jackets and boleros.
Cognac and black dominated the collection, but also jade green, salmon pink and poppy red were the main colors, mixed and matched to convey a very boho-chic idea of femininity that we are sure will please and impress the customers as it did with us.