Monday, 25 February 2013

Dondup`s Aristopunk: A/W 13-14 Collection

Woman AW 13 14

“Aristopunk” is the AW 13 14 woman, for Manuela Mariotti, creative director of Dondup.
On the melodies by Asaf Avidan “the aristopunkdondup woman”, seems as if she has emerged from a magic and almost nostalgic, infinite, world, where the romantic fable is retranslated and proposed again with dominating elements such as modernity and freedom, defining a new character.

Past and present live together, giving life to a new femininity. Items of clothing with fairytale-like, romantic embroideries, meet and blend with items of clothing that have a contemporary feel.
The romantic tone, the lightness, the colours that remind of the woodland like green, burgundy are proposed with essential and resolute fittings.

For example, the “trumpet” trousers combined with the “braid printed” silk in punk art tones, the unstructured coat falls loose, it is designed using classic fabrics like mouliné in definite colours like royal blue for an unconventional woman of our times.

The proposal is also present with the typically men’s style trousers that have panelled applications for a skirt effect.

The very fine silk shirts and blouses are designed with organza pleats giving new life to new volumes... new silhouettes are born.

The gorgere in organza, with silk voile make historical fabrics seem magical like tartan and chequered.

“Timeless classics”, like kilt or the fur stole enriched with applications in dark stones or brushes of strong colours like red or purple bringing authentic items of clothing of the past to this present day, modernising them.

“Magical melodies that reach the depth of the soul through the heart...”


Manuela Mariotti seems to propose a dream, a hymn to positivity, to cultivate simple traditional and ancient elements, transported in a present and contemporary world, proposed in a part of the Collection with white items.

The purity of white with precious details with gold stones, capes, oversized trousers, double breasted jackets, balloon dresses are... a dream!

A walking fairy, a magical femininity that runs through daily life, a new idea of a romantic, urban and modern woman.

Wonderland, a new world that blends past with the future, Alice in wonderland, in a universal world.