We love that the big trade shows in Paris make space to showcase emerging designers. If they hadn't, we might have never discovered emerging Italian designer Italo Marseglia at Tranoï. Italo designs for the strong woman, someone who isn't afraid to turn heads walking down the street. It is an understated and underestimated appeal he goes for, not your run-of-the-mill luxury.
You should know by now that we can never walk past any all black collections, so we were intrigued to see how Italo could take black and make it interesting. And he didn't disappoint.
A good many of the pieces in the collection were an elegant simplicity. Seemingly simple shapes were produced with a keen attention to detail and luxurious finishing. The fabrics were lush, with silky smooth cottons or interesting textures. One of the main themes we saw throughout a lot of collections for Autumn Winter 16 was transformation and utility, and the Italo Marseglia take on this trend was impressive. Not only were there pieces which could be worn several ways, allowing the wearer to have several options from a single garment, they were so well thought out. There is the Botanica travel jacket and the Aequilibrium travel jacket that were designed in order to provide maximum options with minimal space in your suitcase; these jackets can be folded down to the size about that of an iPad, but when unfolded can be worn a multitude of ways.