Fay defies conventions with its Spring/Summer 2017 womenswear collection—which is, once again, influenced by fashions of the 1970s, and conceived for free-spirited women who seek sophisticated, yet practical designs for city life.
Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi present a collection that revisits military-inspired pieces that are softened by romantic details indicative of the '70s. Psychedelic floral prints mitigate the austerity of classic military hues. The looks on the runway meandered between army references and details influenced by vintage lingerie. The collection served oversized shapes and a number of pieces of outerwear that can be easily worn as mini dresses by adding a belt. The oriental jacket covered in antique sequins makes a striking pairing with the utilitarian dungarees.
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THE FIELD JACKET
The Field Jacket becomes a uniform for any occasion. This time, the icon of the brand is done in distressed cotton, acquiring a sophisticated colonial feel.
Embroideries reproducing military decorations and handcrafted patches appear on coats and suede skirts. The excellence of Italian handmade is expressed by the floral adornments created from leather cuttings and strips of fabric. The cropped knits sport oversized buckles.
Bags and shoes herald Fay's Double Life philosophy. The accessories from this collection were created to adapt to a variety of occasions—shopping bags gain a third strap, while hobo bags can be broken down to smaller pouches to be used individually. Knee-high cage gladiators lose the top portion to transform into pragmatic flat sandals.