Roberta di Camerino – Italian Women’s Winter Fashion 2007
It should be obvious that I do not like the designers who put together outfits of plastic wrap, bottle caps or various pieces of construction material to make a statement. Fashion is personal. It must be wearable and the clothes you decide to wear should show off your best attributes while minimizing those you are not fond of. On the streets of Milan you can see just about everything but the normal folks, those of us who go to work, eat out occasionally and stroll the city define what is wearable and what is not. The 2007 Women’s Winter Fashion is generally very wearable and functional but some designers seem to come out on top. Roberta di Camerino is one of those designers.
Roberta di Camerino has three primary targets in her line. A very neat and clean, almost uniform, look combining leather and tight knits with a single burst of color either in a band belt or border lining. Just below the knee boots complete the outfit. Above the knee and mid thigh lengths on the leather skirts and turtleneck “Filo Scozzese” knits for tops. The basic color scheme is a darker pastel that is very natural while the tricolor belts or borders are vibrant yellows, reds and blues.
The second line is for the under 20 crowd. Soft textures, light colors, and larger knotted knits. Suede skirts and jackets with matching spiked boots are the leather portion of this group. The look is very young and prissy. It says, “I am young and cute!”
For the businesswoman, whether she be a twenty something or a forty something woman the clean lines and light colors of the pantsuit and tailleur accentuate femininity while maintaining a serious business demeanor. The button-down-the-front skirts add a playful mischievousness to an otherwise professional look. The result is an ambiguous and intriguing woman, powerful yet playful.
All in all this is a great line to have in the arsenal. It is versatile and can easily be adapted to the most extreme occasions. The quality of the leather and cloths can quickly go from a day in the office to a night dancing Salsa. Do not forget the boots, whether part of the skirt top combination or worn with a hot skirt these spiked boots will attract even the most discerning eye.
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