Unbalanced sirens in Andreadamo’s SS23 collection

Andrea Adamo reflects on the layers of the sea, merging the contours into the landscape.

Andrea Adamo reflects on the layers of the sea, merging the contours into the landscape.

Through intimate contours melted into the landscape, reality becomes pure sensation. The force of nature provokes the imagination because the senses get lost in the real, and the real takes the form of a hallucination. For Andreadamo’s latest Spring Summer 2023 collection, abstract suggestions of the sea remind us of its extraordinary inhabitants. Deep in the trenches of the sea, a woman becomes metaphorical, “HTheir skin turns into shimmering scales, the light invades her body. Half-woman, half-sea creature.” A reflection of fantasy, as she finds herself alone with the sea, water is her element.

Starting from nude, the codes of the house are reproduced according to skin tones. Using a new floating stitch technique, creative director Andrea Adamo mirrors the constancy of waves within the confines of her knitwear. Each step is a movement – mini-dresses, tops, jackets and paneled skirts – because each garment has a deliberately unfinished appearance and takes on a whole new personality depending on who wears it, in a kind of dance. Embroidered onto the mesh tulle and applied to embellish the threads of the weave, rippling crystals make it look like you’re seeing the skin of a sea creature reflecting light underwater” like she becomes alone with the sea, water is his element.”

In line with Andreadamo’s strong design acumen, rib stitching is a fundamental part of their aesthetic – evolving into the sheer nylon version that is used for garments with a scuba fit, with covered seams adding a touch of technical. Unexpectedly, surf sportswear is reinterpreted, pairing it with evening wear and detailing to produce a contemporary look. The cutouts symbolize how the body is always the focal point. By means of layering, the entire Andreādao look is created, breaking conventions for technical and evening wear.

The ties unfurl in long knit fringes, which accentuate the swinging movement. The denim is hand-dyed with an uneven effect, like the plaster of a house that has been eroded by salt and the wind from the sea. Like the fins of a shark in the waves, the approach to tailoring is irreverent, characterized by panels left free to move for an unfinished effect. Viscose jersey is the sea in its lively drape often associated with drawstrings to give a transparent effect that gives dynamism to the silhouette with porthole-style cuts.

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