By the time the Kisa show started 1 ½ hours late the audience was expecting something special – and new designer Carolina Marengo didn’t disappoint. Opening with a balloon sleeved top in lustrous white-grey satin teamed with transparent shiny hot pants, Marengo showed herself confident in creating a bold silhouette. Berry-hued mini-dresses with horizontal pleating played for attention beneath dramatic midnight-blue capes, whilst fitted pieces with high necks and waistlines brought modern shapes and an element of modesty to gleaming fabrics in varying degrees of polish and transparency.
The show had a real opulent feel with glossy black fur (brave given recent PETA reactions), and a stunning burnished gold fabric that came into it’s own for eveningwear , a particularly beautiful embellished cape in the fabric closed the show in a dramatic finale. Carolina Marengo has certainly made her mark on this brand, and if this collection is anything to go by, it’s definitely one to watch!