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Known for sensuality, seductiveness, and an overall androgynous tone; Liborio Capizzi has proved that he is quite the maestro of manipulation when it comes to fashion. In his SS17 collection, Cappizi is able to enchant onlookers into believing that time is irrelevant, age is irrelevant, gender is irrelevant, and that mismatched is the new black.
The use of fabric in this runway display was radically inventive. The draping and sculpting of organza, gabardine, cotton voile, lisle cotton, washed silk, pashmina and cool wool provided the line with that extra bit of uniqueness that made it so memorable. When viewing the looks, one can truly see the intelligence and thought that went into the construction, it’s like science.
Di’Liborio’s Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 show emphasizes diversity in a multitude of ways. The models were male and female, young and old, and were an abundance of ethnicities. The pieces were quite manifold as well; ranging from tailored to slouchy to sheer and beyond. The color pallet was muted and consisted of dark tones with pops of white. The pieces were sexy in an unexpected way; the strategic placement of low V’s, just above the knee shorts, and jackets with nothing underneath drove home the sensual nature of the line.
Each look personified the uniqueness of the model who wore it; taking avant-garde to the next level. This rock star-meets-bohemian presentation, made entirely in Italy, profoundly transmits Di Liborio’s reputation for being contemporary and cutting edge. Not being afraid to take chances, to deconstruct and reconstruct pieces, and to always be ahead of the curve. We look forward to future lines from this groundbreaking designer.