COLLECTION| Carlotta Actis Barone FEB'13

A firm favourite on the Fashion Week schedule, Italian-born Carlotta Actis Barone has returned to Fashion Scout with another stand-out collection; bringing the frivolity of “Jazz Age” glamour to the runway. Needless to say, the Central St Martins graduate once again captivated spectators with her innate sense of style and creativity.   

In an exclusively monochrome palette, Carlotta’s girls sashayed down the catwalk in figure-hugging creations that combined the classic sophistication of silk, with the sensuality of sheer chiffon.  Flatteringly contoured to the body, each piece exuded a feeling of old-world glamour, which was brought into the contemporary age with statement pleating, tasteful cut-aways, and raised hemlines.

While the emphasis was entirely feminine, this was not a woman to be trifled with.  Each piece instils the wearer with a Jessica Rabbit-like self-confidence; a prominent theme in every aspect of the show, from the playful soundtrack of swing music to the soaring stiletto heels.  It is safe to say that once again, Carlotta Actis Barone has succeeded in producing a stand-out show.  

Words by Abigail Gurney-Read, AbbyGurneyRead
Photography by Bex Day (@Rebecca_Day)