Emilio de la Morena: tailoring, colour and ruffles

The master of body-con introduces frills, ruffles and pleats to his SS13 collection

British artist Rachel Whiteread triggered the initial inspiration process for the designers SS13 show. 'Whiteread's work talks of re-visiting the past and casting light on long forgotten or neglected objects' says Morena. Which is why he looked to his childhood memories and revisited signature colour palettes from past collections.

The main emphasis was on tailoring. Fitted trouser and shorts suits started off the show, developing into a line of graphic printed dresses.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The colour palette was reminiscent of his Spanish upbringing. Saffron tiered dresses with string straps and multi layered blood red and black exaggerated ruffle skirts, hinted at modern day flamenco dancers.

Volume also featured in the form of oversized cocoon coats worn over graphic printed column dresses.

Morena may have been looking to the past for inspiration, but his collection is definitely going to make sure he has a bright future.

Read Next: