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March 21, 2017
By Lynn Quanjel
Madrid, Spain – Juan Vidal, the Valencian designer who has become well known in the Spanish fashion world for its elegant yet unique designs, does work that is also considered to be edgy, but authentic and wearable. For Fall/Winter 2017 the designers seems to be inspired by bohemian artists such as Gustav Klimt and Alfons Mucha. Yet again he manages to bring out a beautiful feminine elegance.
With dominating colors such as gold, black and green the collection is perfectly suitable to match the darker days in autumn and winter season. Subtle feather details, layers and materials such as silk and wool are returning motives throughout the collection, as well as asymmetric and deconstructive elements. Notable looks are the ones created out of diamond-shaped patches. a power and fascination grows from the delicacy of these fragile dresses.
The layered looks and the coats create sculptural volume, which is enhanced by the extravagant jewelry. Even though many of the looks are transparent, Juan Vidal proves that a woman looks just as beautiful without revealing her physical shapes. Perfect cuts and beautiful movement are signature elements for the collections of this talented designer, something we could never see enough.
With his Fall/Winter 2017 collection Juan Vidal wants to show the full potential and beauty of the female body, a tribute to women. Sculptural and layered or soft and transparent, it all doesn’t matter. Beauty comes from an attitude: from confidence. Juan Vidal couldn’t be more right.