Guests were treated to a psychedelic frenzy of prints, pastels and patterns at Vivetta Ponti’s Milan Fashion Week show.
“I started from a print inspired by the artist Peter Max and then reworked with my own elements – profiles, hands, eyes and lips,” explained Ponti.
Max’s colorful pop art may have influenced the collection’s hues, but Vivetta’s signature motifs were standout. The addition of butterflies, rosebuds and bows exhibited a child-like innocence. For a flirtatious touch of glamour, 80,000 Swarovski crystals embellished fringe and marabou feathers on ripped denim and 80s-inspired boots.
Paula Cademartori presented her SS19 collection among stacks of vintage books in a dimly lit room, creating a palpable air of mystery around her multi-functional shoes and handbags.
Over 60,000 crystals created electrifying patterns on purses, many of which featured detachable straps that doubled as chunky chain necklaces. Footwear included hybrid ankle-wrap sneakers and pointed-toe flats topped with crystal floral motifs, bows and buckles – a sartorial mélange for the modern woman.
“Through my accessories, I always aspire to make women feel sensual, powerful and self-confident,” said Cademartori.