collection / fall-winter 2013
Arnoldo][Battois F/W 2013-14 collection arises from the Venice of ‘500, painted by Tiziano and Lorenzo Lotto: a world of dark and soft light, travels, velvets and brocades, details, refined knowledge of “bottega”.
The large, structured, soft and ergonomic volumes are inspired by travel bags and briefcases, renewed by locks, hinges, flaps decorated with frames and large bellows pockets.
Colors are dark, dense and oily as the painting of Venetian Renaissance, blend together without contrasts.
Smooth surfaces in tones of palisander and dark grape must are brightened by meridians in Venetian red flamed snake. Combinations of red (cinnamon and pigeon blood), with dissonant tones and surfaces, create innovative color fusions.
The sixteenth century velvet is evoked by emerald green fur, sprayed in black, combined with bluish green calves with smooth or buckskin texture, to create games of shadows.
The exotic appears in opaque putty pythons, soft and rubbery, and in green bottle karung with ash gray livery, which catch the light fragmenting it as pixels on the surface.
The pleats of plongé nappa are involved in color play: graphite, blue-gray and palisander harmoniously alternate themselves on surfaces, exalting the softness of volumes.
Accessories are dulled as the closure of old trunks, varying between ash gray, graphite, cast iron and ruthenium.