Valentina L Fontana presents A Female Feeling, the spring/summer 2019 collection. Imagine Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs in their feminine version, as they pass through the landscapes of the United States, from San Francisco to Manhattan. Observe how they write, drink wisky and grant themselves licentious nights. They write novels and poems. The same feelings have been translated into clothes by the Modenese designer, born in Naples, Valentina Lucia Fontana for her eponymous fashion brand.
Graduated in art history and subsequently in fashion design, she immediately decided to implement her crossover project between art and fashion. In June 2018 she participates in Altaroma Showcase. From the beginning her creations are dedicated to what she herself defines as the «feminists of the 21st century who use their dress every day as a means of affirmation, which every day impose by character, irony and discreet and sensual elegance.» Even the garments, including trousers, shirts and dresses, made for the coming summer follow the same starting point.
SORELLANCE, BETWEEN MEN AND FEMININE STYLE
Sisterhood. From here moves the entire collection, characterized by key pieces, such as the coat that consists of a «trench coat in rigid canvas, almost military. The egg-shaped hood, for windy springs. The saharan in linen blend, soft and multi-purpose.» Fontana explains. And like two distant sisters linked by an indissoluble bond, the dichotomy between male and female is untied, which is found in the relationship between «the rigid canvas and the super-soft mesh that overlap following the movement of the body, while some pieces of lace black play on seduction as a natural instinct. The knitted sweater and bra, as well as the transparent gauze t-shirt, complete the tops and dresses with straps that cross and enhance the tailoring construction.»
Valentina L Fontana is a young brand. Perhaps among the most promising of the current panorama. While waiting to see it evolve, the stylistic research is certainly appreciable, not new, but nevertheless full of ideas, on which the designer could work well in the future.
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