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Editorial

A collection to be touched before it is seen. Gabriele Colangelo experimented with materials and explored references from old Africa, the one the designer got to know through the portraits of F.W.H Arkhurst, and the abstract painting of Scott Bergey. The sculptural clothes were constructed firstly from the fabrics and then from the lines. Velvet ribbons were laid on organza in a delicate combination of soft colours. Some pieces were made of Kente – an African cloth produced in woven overlapping strips – but here it was frayed to create a fur effect. Kidassia fur, a confident touch in summer, was used in bags, dresses and outerwear. One of the fabrics used was a streaked georgette reminiscent of African nature.