February 3, 2017
ALBINI DONNA, S/S 2018 COLLECTION
The fabric archives of Albini from the Fifties and Sixties – guarded carefully in the company – have inspired the design team of Albini, Donna to give life to a collection of modern and contemporary fabrics, having a strong retro charm.
A collection complete and rich in content, which develops quality bases and processing perfectly for creating shirts and clothing adapted for every occasion. The colour palette is summery and hyper-feminine and goes from white to blush up to rose and natural colours, to arrive with grey, light blue, navy and black.
A journey through time, starting from a reinterpretation of Granny’s Heritage, namely kits of another era and shirts that still may be found stored in the trunk of a chic and sophisticated grandmother. Lightweight fabrics, characterised by small structures made of a thicker thread, which creates small àjour effects inspired by the ‘leno’ technique, declined in white and blue and delicate floral patterns, made with the jacquard technique.
Among the innovations this season, are ‘stuffed’ looking fabrics in relief, called Puffy, designed to highlight the structures, developed in two versions:
– one ideal for creating fresh and femminine summer shirts declined in delicate colours like blue, pink, yellow and the inevitable white. Among the proposals is notably a special fabric that creates an original effect of three-dimensional polka dots;
– the other one is structured; heavier fabrics from the soul, perfect to achieve summer dresses and with a distinct femininity, whether in plain colours or striped in white and summer colours, blue and navy.
No shortage of fabrics illuminated by Lurex threads, which make them perfect for garments worn both day and night.
A protagonist of Albini, Donna collection for Spring Summer 2018 women is also the ‘Handkerchiefs’ theme. Perhaps not everyone knows that … Albini in the Sixties also produced fabrics for classic handkerchiefs. Just these patterns found in the archives of the company, have been reinterpreted in a modern way to create original designs of check or fabrics with patterning placed on fresh bases linen blend, even with some inserts of Lurex.
The inevitable white fabrics are developed in the collection through multiple quality bases and structures ranging from lightweight voile and muslin up to the traditional poplin and oxford, perfect for creating fresh and feminine dresses. Not to be missed the white precious Egyptian cotton Giza 87, the Journey fabrics (those perfect to take on journeys because they resist creasing and do not need ironing) and the Natural Comfort (that is stretch fabrics in 100% cotton).
Always a protagonist of the summer season are the linen fabrics, fresh, breathable and elegant. Through the use of cutting edge technologies, the collection also includes unconventional white fabrics, with aspects of handmade paper or talc.
For Spring/Summer 2018 Albini, Donna has developed a collection of yarn-dyed fabrics in soft colours and nautical themes, oxford linen in bright colours such as orange, pink, green and blue, stretch silk in feminine delicated colours and or darker shades and shantung silk muslin both in plain colours and stripes. The stretch fabrics are made both in cotton and in satin cotton and Lycra and with a perfect maritime themed palette. Pure cotton poplins range from blues to classical stripes developed in summer and fresh colours both two-colour and multicolour. Original plain colour fabrics with placed stripes, are ideal for shirts with unusual details and the macro-gingham dresses in bright colours are enhanced by small fringes of fil coupé. Perfect for summer shirts are the check in impalpable voile, also enriched with plays of transparency or illuminated by Lurex threads, one of the important trends for the season.
For a sportier look the theme of ‘Canvas’: mixed linen fabrics inspired by kitchen home-ware fabrics, but reinterpreted in a casual-chic version.
Very important in the collection also heavier fabrics, suitable to create fresh summer dresses in 100% cotton in which the fantasies range from bold stripes in bright colours until the macro vichy where brown is combined with yellow and pink.
Thanks to the expertise of Albini in the collection are included fabrics made with Ramie, a raw material that is naturally lustrous which is derived from the bark of Boehmeria plant. The Ramie is an ancient fibre – which was used as early as 5000 BC in the Egyptian civilization – exceptionally long and resistant, with a very high capacity of absorption of colour, which makes it particularly suited to natural dyes.
To finish there is floral theme, which plays a very important role and is found on fabrics made with embroidery, jacquard or laminated prints.
At Milano Unica and Première Vision, the women’s line was presented for the first time in a dedicated stand, confirming the importance that is being taken inside towards this offer of the Group.