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Editorial

“Flemish Revolution” travelled between the Netherlands and California. It oscillated between rigour and freedom. Order and disorder. Retro elegance and urban style. Cristiano Burani showed a new interpretation of Flemish portraiture: austerity mixed with street style. Plain suits were paired with hand-embroidered high crochet collars reminiscent of antique ruffs. Finer fabrics were given graphic effects and abstract motifs created using innovative treatments. Fluorescent touches and tie-dye effects invaded velvet and silk satin dresses that were long and draped, knotted and asymmetric. Pale-coloured coats were given oversize zips. Taffeta and chiffon had a crushed look. Denim featured brushstrokes of colour. Volumes were defined, shoulders oversize and waistlines accentuated. The palette ranged from white to black, with touches of lilac and neon flashes of fuchsia, lime green and highlighter yellow.