Kisa: London Fashion Week

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.

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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!
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