Vivetta Ponti’s sensibility for quaint romanticism is one in all her most distinctive artistic traits. “However I prefer to someway break the spell with one thing surprising, nearly unsettling and surreal,” she identified throughout a showroom go to. Actually, the inspiration she picked up for pre-fall didn’t strictly conform to traditional requirements of caprice. She turned to the ’90s revival of Nineteen Sixties British Mod tradition, when rule-breaker transgression and experimentation have been the mots d’ordre.
References are by no means literal for Ponti; her peculiar creativeness restyles them into one thing altogether completely different. For pre-fall she scanned the gathering by way of a type of blown-up and distorted lens. The traditional tartan sample in black and crimson checks was both combined with clashing striped motifs, or exploded right into a macro block-colored composition; and small-scale floral prints got a type of psychedelic wavy and fluid modulation, as in the event that they have been altered by way of a filter.
Ponti’s method to daywear was equally imaginative. A piumino cape in lipstick crimson was minimize within the form of a hand; a white poplin outsized shirt was a somewhat madcap assemblage of sideways knotted sleeves, mini-pockets formed like shirts, and an enormous removable collar sporting ruffled heart-shaped cut-outs. Ruched trimmings ran asymmetrically on a vivid crimson skirt swimsuit, whereas paisley motifs have been enlarged to extravagant proportions and printed in vivid colours on an enormous black faux-fur overcoat.
Recycled wools and polyesters have been used all through the gathering; denim washes have been licensed non-toxic. Ponti’s creativeness will be quirky and amusing, however her dedication to sustainable practices sounds completely severe.