When you got an email with some fashion images and after a week you are still thinking about them, it’s a sure thing: the designer is someone worth knowing. So this is how I get to read and see more about Ilaria Nistri. The Milan-based womenswear designer creates collections that are at once dramatic but classic, combining fluid shapes and long, lean silhouettes with luxurious materials.
Ilaria Nistri collection are available on www.ilarianistri.com.
About Spring / Summer 2016, Fractals: transparent shirts, trousers decorated with shiny stripes and jackets striped in a material way, everything concentrated on a play with constructing surfaces. The colours alternate between the light of natural white, dusty pink and the deep shades of black and dark blue – a mix that softens the distinction between day and night. “The colour palette is always particularly refined. It includes a wide range of darker tones (greys and blacks) which expand towards a backdrop of neutral colours. The chromatic punctuation is brightened by the insertion of vibrant tones which break up the others, creating rhythm like confident brushstrokes”, declared the designer for Hunger TV.
About the designer: Ilaria Nistri presented her first collection in Paris in 2006. In 2008 she inaugurated her showroom in Via Carlo Botta, in Milan. 2008 saw her selected by Vogue Italia as an emerging designer and she made it to the finals of the Who is on Next competition organised by the magazine and promoted by Alta Roma. She presented her SS09 collection with the opening show at the AltaModa week in Rome and an installation during the Milan Fashion Week created by Vogue Italia. The following year she was invited by the ICE (Italian national institute for foreign trade) to take part in the Young Italian Designers in Japan Preview at Spiral Hall in Tokyo.
Photography: Ilaria Nistria – www.ilarianistri.com.