[MILAN, IT.] Before getting into the actual ready-to-wear collection for SUNNEI, let’s talk about the venue and the BIANCA SUNNEI initiative. Prior to the doors opening, there was a chance to observe and recognize the fresh new updates, white painted columns and floor under the bridge at the Parco dell’Aqua in Milano. It was nice to see dramatical modifications carried out to a public place that will serve as a future open art-space. The project aims to test the limits of urban regeneration in the outskirts of Milano. In collaboration with the Zone 3 of Milano and the neighborhood committee ViviRubattino, the teams will operate on a multidisciplinary approach working on events, installations, performances and temporary stores that will benefit the creative communities.
In their fifth anniversary of the brands launch, the founding duo Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina maintained to deliver on the brands simplistic nature. After the initial five all-white looks, colour and stripes were introduced into a presentation that didn’t showcase any visually-stimulating prints. Which as a new place for an art installation, graphic prints were to be expected yet, the true artwork was in layering and the experimental use in knitwear and leather.
During the preparations backstage, the knitted wear was noticeably different at firsts glance and curiosity peaked in its breathability and itchiness. Gaff and 3-D woven nylon yarns were the technical methods that played as a key element in setting this preview apart from other shows during Milan Fashion Week. Utilitarian pockets and sensible buttons were positioned throughout the collection as adornments that added character to the chromatic garments.