ELISABETTA FRANCHI SPRING SUMMER 2023 FASHION SHOW
There is a great desire for traveling and a longing for rebirth, a new way to set off for a trip, if only in the imagination. Elisabetta Franchi dedicates her Spring Summer 2023 collection to such joyous and nomad instinct that inhabits our soul, as well as our wardrobe, informing it with the atmosphere and memories of boundless locations. Nothing feels typical or customary. But a sensory fil rouge permeating the collection and inspired by the territories from New Mexico to Argentina evokes the sound of the pampas and the liveliness of South America cities. The tango mystique and energy are conjured by dancing fringes, which have always been part of the brand’s DNA, but which on this occasion, come ornate with dainty and alternating, two-tone – butter and dark chocolate – wooden beads. Day and eveningwear take turns with the rhythm of graphic patterns. These original motifs define the changing “geometry” of the garments: from swimsuits to cardigans to include Elisabetta Franchi’s classic stretch crêpe trousers. Butter, dark chocolate, milk, squid ink or liquorice: the chromatic palette also seems to have caught a whiff of the scents and aromas of those lands, while the tactile textures change constantly. The raffia fabrics are transformed first into a dress, then worked into a skirt and at the end into a maxi, fringed gaucho caban. There is a generous selection of differently knitted tops in jacquard or ornate with textured surfaces and even handmade details as the beautiful crochet pieces. The main protagonist of the collection is the waistline, which is emphasized by cropped tops and carefully selected accessories. Unmissable in this exuberant offering are the à jour crochet trims, the knitted coats used dresses. The accessory highlights include raffia towering, yet super comfy, wedged sandals, a kilim-like woven tote bag, the embroidered clutches and modern take on tango-inspired jewellery. The Gambler hat complete the look of this strong woman who can get anywhere she wants, as far as the antipodes of banality.