MIRROR MIRROR, CO|TE FALL WINTER 12/13
Posted on May 8, 2012 by Marco Maggetto
When winter gets dark, it’s better to light up with shades of green, grass, petrol, naked and light blue. When winter arrives, a fil rouge can be enveloping, a neon orange can warm up an entire room with no fuels or any other kind of exotic energy. The color palette of Co | Te Fall-Winter 2012 is a masterpiece but it’s not the only great point of this young Italian brand founded by Francesco Ferrari and Tomaso Anfossi. Both graduates from the prestigious Istutito Marangoni Of Milan, this dynamic duo aims to push the limits in search of some new without going wild. Why bothering with exaggerations? Yesterday being a designer was a hard work leading to a court or rehab. Today it’s different, today it’s better to tone it down and start gently. No frills, no wastes, Ferrari+Anfossi are clear-headed, ready to be part of that generation of fashion designer we are waiting for.
It doesn’t matter if last February everyone was singing a serenade to the “New Italian Barocco”, that was for the media. There are some Italians that still pursuit elegance, purity and they are not into repeating the splendour of beloved Gianni Versace. A collection is an ensemble of clothes that should accompany a woman from morning till evening with the right pieces, with a range of coats (it can be cold you know), jackets, pants. Co|te is that, from morning till night: energetic, self sufficient, modern.