Fashion with a concept. If you want your runway to be filed not by models, but by characters straight out of a story, and even more, you want your story to be a modern and none the less fascinating one, then Byblos Milano is your ideal show.
And in Manuel Facchini’s imagination, the main character for next season is a woman of glacial beauty, seemingly chiselled out of sheer light and translucent stellar reflexions. And there is little wonder about that, as the crowned cyborg queen is, says the designer, the intergalactic avatar of Marie Antoinette!
But how did this futuristic fairytale materialise into fashion? In a collection dominated by aristocratic inspired silhouetted – corsets, volume sleeves and V or, on the contrary, austere necklines – all, counter-intuitively, made out of technical fabrics with a look and patterns making direct reference to high tech and the interstellar spaces.