May 16, 2016
By Lynn Quanjel
Photos Courtesy of 080
Barcelona, Spain – Badass. Oldskool. Hiphop. There are no other words to describe better the Fall Winter 2016/17 collection from Krizia Robustella. The designer takes us back to the 1980’s and 90’s with ‘Black Street’: a tribute to the streets of New York. On the sounds of ‘No Diggity’ the models parade over the catwalk like true rappers, sunglasses and faux fur coats included. Move over hipsters, the gangsters are back!
Krizia Robustella describes her own style as “Sport Deluxe”. For her it is a clear merging of comfort with luxury. Most of her designs are inspired by sportswear with wide fits and flexible materials. However they are simultaneously mixed with luxury details such as the faux fur and leather.
Besides the graffiti tags and the watercolor effects, the signature print of this collection is created by the illustrator Nicasi Torres, who provided the black and white portraits as a print for many of the designs. In ‘Black Street’ we can see a variation between jogging pants, mesh dresses, oversized sweaters, sporty leggings and crop tops with matching high-waisted pencil skirts. Our favorites of the show are the tight graphic leather dress and the oversized fur sweater dress. Both have a beautiful color scheme and are fun to wear!
Furthermore, the overall styling of the collection is done very well. The sneakers emphasize street style, and the hat with sunglasses creates that ‘badass rapper’ feeling that Krizia Robustella is going for. Fun details are the fur hats and bags as accessories, which are the cherries on the pie of ‘Black Street’.
This young designer has a vibrant vision, which is very clear while watching her collection rock the runway. Isn’t it fascinating to see how old school inspirations can become young and fresh in the right hands?
We are a fan Krizia, we are looking forward to seeing more of you!