There are not many newcomers among the participants of the fashion week under the patronage of Mercedes Benz, most of them are established brands, with their own credo and history, constant sources of inspiration. All this also applies to Duyos, the collection of which, named in honor of the anniversary - №15 - will be discussed. The name here is not only a symbol of the date and a reference to the successful numbered product of Chanel, but also the designer's personal talisman, his "magic number", and at the same time the number of patterned scarves involved in the fashion show.
The collection is based on old scarves collected from flea markets. Most of the drawings are about 100 years old, their authors have long been forgotten for centuries, but their skill today again admires descendants: dahlias, peonies and asters, laid out on pale, black and bronze backgrounds, silk brushes, gold and silver threads, smooth transitions of shades. Most of the things are also made semi-antique - in the spirit of the now fashionable 40s, when he walked, crepe and furs rarely parted for a long time. This trend is especially noticeable in evening dresses that combine patterned or plain jacquard and translucent embroidered tulle, creating a mood of intimacy even where the designer does not allow to see too much.
The main colors of the collection - ash-pink, silver-gray, pearl and black complement the bright bronze and emerald shades that occasionally burst into the catwalk. Dyed and natural leather is used in accessories and decoration, its use is point-like, almost invisible against the background of the main fabrics of the collection, but rather original from the point of view of design. For example, Duyos proposes to combine the three trends of the 2014 season into one: use a silhouette of loose trousers in one product, a peplum as a decorative element and leather as a base. A very non-trivial and successful solution that can emphasize the waist, hide too narrow or, on the contrary, lush hips, visually highlighting, but not shortening, the legs. In the right hands, the model can become a real bestseller among street fashionistas and a hit of the autumn-winter season,when you have to choose between beauty and practicality against your will.
Duyos chose "Whole LottLove" by Led Zeppelin as one of the soundtrack compositions for their show - a thing that is both nostalgic and ageless. Perhaps this last chord also contains a part of the "magic" effect of the number 15, which the designer hopes so much, however, the success of the collection he created is thoughtfulness and work, magic of a completely different kind.