Francesca Marotta presents her second London Fashion Week collection at the goregous 'My Beautiful Fashion House'. For autumn/winter 2012, Marotta uses luxe noir fabrics to tell a story of death and the mourning process.
For her second season at London Fashion Week, Francesca Marotta’s AW12 collection was entitled “Amore della mia Vita,” meaning “Love of my Life”. Emotion was the essence of her work as she showcased sensual black lace dresses, shirts and headscarves flattering the contours of the body. The show was filled with Italian passion and made a strong reference to women in mourning. With this collection, Marotta wanted to liberate Italian women who are often suppressed by men in their home country.
Featuring leather, wool, cashmere and silks predominantly in black, the demure looks became statements of power and strength. The bold splashing of opulent red, blue and phosphorescent yellow, were statements of courage to Sicicilian women in mourning. Featuring sharp and fiercely cut accessories by Milko Boyarov, the demure fabrics were given a tougher edge. Always stressing high quality and fine lines, a voluminous red puffball skirt and red lace cape were bold and exciting features within the collection. The final floor length lace gown might be likened to some of the work of fellow Italian designers Dolce and Gabanna. Coherence and concision brought this sensual collection together. With occasional flashes of colour and sharp accessories, Marotta installed contrast to entwine high fashion with high emotion.