Spring Summer 2018
Annalisa Queen chooses Monte Carlo Fashion Week as a starting point to present her first collection for S / S 2018 entitled Contrasts. On the catwalk of the Fashion Village of Fontvielle in Monaco, 12 garments with a young and innovative allure paraded, all made with special fabrics. The contrast is highlighted not only by the choice of colors, but also by the harmony between artificial fabrics such as ecological python and natural fabrics such as cork, the predominant element in the entire collection. The lines of the Contrasts collection are clean and classic.
The collection tells the story of a nature violated by man by combining the artificial element with the natural one. Contrast emphasized above all by the contrast of colors, most of which are characteristic of the winter season, proposed on light fabrics for the summer season.
The colors chosen by Annalisa Queen recall the inclinations of nature and each garment contains more of one color burgundy or orange are associated with colder shades of pastel colors such as teal, powder pink or ice blue.
The collection consists of outfits for the day made up of skirts or trousers combined with tops or sweaters, long dresses for the evening including the long red Gala dress that can be transformed in short Cocktail dress.
The collection is accompanied by accessories always designed by Annalisa Queen, bags and bracelets, made with the same fabrics as the dresses. For this collection, three different models of bags have been created: the hexagonal clutch, made of ecological python and red fabric with gold decorations, also she transformable like the dress, with the addition of the shoulder strap consisting of a chain hidden inside. The pochette composed of triangles of different fabrics, burgundy red, red-orange and ice blue, with the addition of gold decorations and the natural cork handbag with a pink "skirt" and ecological python decorations. The bracelets also recall the fabrics of the collection: ecological python, the dominant orange-red colors and natural cork inserts. The closures are all in bronze.
The Contrasts collection represents a classic with surprise, enhancing the contrast between artifice and nature. Three dresses enriched with accessories have been chosen for an exhibition in the Galeries Lafayette in Cannes, during the last days of the Festival and at the same time as the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week.
Photo: Justyna Pawlowska
Videomaker: Andrea Damiano