Unexpected Minimalism and Avant-Garde Creativity
Fall Winter 2012-13
Feb. 3, 2012
Madrid, Spain – Spanish cult designer Amaya Azuaga presented the Fall Winter 2012/2013 collection for her second line AA de Amaya Azuaga during this Madrid Fashion Week. The collection was an absolute success. Asymmetrical patterns, the key element of the collection and a trademark of the designer, were featured in any conceivable guise: patchworks of different fabrics were attached to dresses and skirts in unexpected and successful ways so to create dresses that started as something and ended up as something else. This was the case of a black, beautifully tight-fitting short sleeved napa leather dress that featured an attached panel of grey flounced wool cloth that completely altered the proportion of the left lower side of the dress, bringing a startling touch that is very interesting. On the same wavelength, a grey wool cloth sleeveless jacket with broad shoulders and a rounded neck was paired with a light gray pleated tulle flared skirt, and then matched with sleek, patent leather high-heeled black pumps with emerald green and garnet red bands of leather stitched onto.
The whole mood of the collection – basically featuring cocktail dresses, flared skirts, super tight jumpsuits in soft cashmere jersey, pleated napa leather skirts and austere long sleeved dresses in burgundy duchesse silk – was that of visionary contrast. Through the various layers of fabrics making who made up the dresses, the startling juxtaposition of contrasting shapes and patterns, the designer successfully managed to recall a dreamy world of no-frills elegance where flawless cuts and sumptuous fabrics are mixed with a cutting-edge, avant-garde perception of couture.