Palermo with its Arab nomad’s monuments, the promenade, the art and the mix of Arabic details and Mediterranean architecture, creating a visual and sensory journey of reinvention of woman: these are the main points of inspiration in the “Daricello” collection FW 2016/2017.
About the collection. The fabrics: wool, organza, duchesse and silk Mikado, graphic cotton mix Jacquard and embroidered tulle. The colours are drawn from the blue of the Sicilian sky: white displays smoked marble, black and pink are the colours of Palermo and green shades recall the shades of the sea. Prints on duchess and satin show subjects of Arab windows mixed with graphic elements. The second print combines Arab decorations with European paintings and baroque decorations.
About the designer. The young designer Sergio Daricelli, with Sicilian origins, first took the classes of painting and pictorial restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts “Abadir” in Palermo. But the passion for fashion made him move to Milan to follow the four-year course of “fashion design” at the Istituto Marangoni, in order to achieve a diploma with honours in 2002. He worked for Etro for the menswear collection, for Dolce&Gabbana first line, menswear collection, for Versace Jeans label and the Japanese-Italian brand Giuliano Fujiwara1. He works as a teacher and international freelance designer for menswear and womenswear, and he launched his personal project in 2014. (www.sergiodaricello.com)
Photos: Courtesy of Sergio Daricello via Totem Fashion.