francesca liberatore - rtw aw23/24
The Milan Fashion Week designer showcased her latest collection for the third time in a row at Dubai Fashion Week. The assortment featured brightly colored and floral silk shirts tightened at the waist by leather belts, a must-have accessory for the next season. The soft, flowing fabrics in a range of earthy tones and bright colors made their way down the runway with intricate detailing. The focus on layering and asymmetry merged elements of contemporary and classic styles. Patterns on patterns were presented along with loud accessories, giving an opulent and cohesive range suitable for a variety of occasions
Upon entering the work world, she found immediate work with top designers, such as Victor and Rolf Amsterdam, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Brioni Women. Francesca’s drive was evident. Once she felt ready, she embarked on her own entrepreneurial journey and launched her own business in 2009. Her namesake brand received great reviews and won the Next Generation Competition, promoted by Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana. She presented at virtually every Fashion week known and formed international capsule collections with Saga Furs, Swarovski Crystals, Nafa, and the like. She also teaches and is the head of fashion at Accademia Belle Arti di Brera.
Francesca’s vast knowledge of the industry is evident in her collections. There’s an undeniable feeling of emotion invoked from her clothing. Suits with shimmering fabrics, Blazer dresses, and sparkling accessories; gave her collection edginess. For Arab Fashion week, here collection is highly anticipated.
There is a very ‘my fair lady’ vibe to Francesca’s Fall-Winter 2022/23 collection. The utilization of the lace is impressive. It was either worked into an ensemble as an underlay or used as an accent. The patterns were distinct to the collection and gave each model a very ethereal appeal. Francesca’s color coordination was on-point. Knitwear is also concurrent with Fall. The soft stripe patterned knits with slits had movement and form. Manipulation of striped fabric on certain gowns was also very hypnotic to the eyes.
There’s so much to love about this collection. The sweet sparkling pink beret was a nice dip of color added to Francesca’s subtle rich color selection. Cinched waists were also peppered throughout the collection and gave a nice flattering accent to all the given looks. Of course, a black dress is key in any woman’s wardrobe. Francesca’s version for Fall is very svelte, with a smooth V-neck cut and creative side slit. Speaking of yellow, the knitted styles in that shade had the plush volume too. Blazer sets, with iridescent animal prints, looked professional yet trendy. It’s difficult to pick a favorite in this collection; every piece is fantastic in its own unique way.