The first time I travelled to Paris to visit the showrooms during Fashion Week, Giuseppe Buccinna was one of the first designers I met on my journey, and apparently I was the first person to write about his first collection. It was so great to catch up with him during my last visit to Paris and take the time to see his latest collection, Rigpa, for this upcoming Spring Summer '17 season.
Rigpa is a Tibetan word meaning intelligence or awareness. In Dzogchen, rigpa has a deeper connotation, the innermost nature of the mind. It truly amazes me that Giuseppe creates such beautifully crafted and thoroughly thought through collections even though he's only just begun his experience with fashion design. The silhouettes in this collection are perfectly cut to accentuate all the right parts of the female form. The fabrics used, while some are a bit heavier than a traditional Spring Summer collection, are sturdy and luxurious at the same time.
This latest collection takes some shapes that could be traditionally considered business-like attire and adds stunning cuts, shapes and details to take them to another level. Throughout the collection, there are pieces which nod to traditional menswear, such as the suiting-like or shirting garments, with a powerful feminine touch. In this collection, as with his first, you can definitely see the influence of his background as a civil engineer.