TIZIANO GUARDINI AT THE MILAN FASHION WEEK
FALL/WINTER 2019 COLLECTION
Green fabrics and animal motifs defined the designer’s F/W 2019 collection at the Milan Fashion Week. Italian designer Tiziano Guardini, the first ever recipient of the Franca Sozzani Green Carpet Challenge Award for best emerging designer in 2017, has found his aesthetic mandate in an all-around approach to sustainability.
In developing his fall lineup, the designer took inspiration from the vision of a woman of color strolling around New York’s streets and suddenly finding herself in the Bronx.
The collection was heavy on animal motifs rendered in primary colors – yellow, magenta, blue – on cocoon jacquard coats crafted from mulesing-free and regenerated wools. A leopard pattern in red stood out on the bottom half of a denim pantsuit. A roaring leopard appeared juxtaposed to lotus flowers on a range of loose crewnecks knitted with nylon yarns, which one could easily mistake for wool.