For her Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Ines Di Santo was captivated by one of Europe’s most romantic cities. Known as the “Queen of the Adriatic”, Venice, and more specifically the city’s annual Carnevale, inspired Ines with its ornate masks, exuberant spirit and grandeur. Reminiscent of the fashions of Italy’s opulent Baroque Era, the enchanting collection is rich with jeweled embroidery, infusions of color and feminine elegance.
The names of the gowns are steeped in history, in juxtaposition with the softness of the designs themselves, just as the collection blends lightness and decadence. Dreamy gowns of blush Silk Gazar and powder blue give way to rich Macramé and Alençon lace appliqués. Alluring translucent bodices and illuminated champagne metallic chiffon dance before tiered voluminous skirts and laser cut layers of organza.
While elements of runway trends can be seen in detachable peplums and lavish Baroque adornments, Ines Di Santo remains true to her signature aesthetic with mermaid, trumpet style and ball gown silhouettes, intricate draping and dramatic details.
Inspired by the legendary celebration of Carnevale, the Spring/Summer 2013 collection was created for the most personal celebration of all. Gallery after the jump.[nggallery id=265]