For the F/W 19/20 Ready to Wear, Gretel Zanotti signs a collection that can be described as ACTION PAINTING. These garments were created by following the flow of emotions, just like with expressionism, and brought to life through a psychological process: just as if the garments were born from an urgency impulse that needs to materialize itself. The designer is acting towards the creation of something and letting the work reveal itself as the creation process begins, and proceeds without guidelines nor limitations.
This collection is the very expression of the essence of the GRETEL Z. brand and its designer, whose soul is revealed through every single carefully selected feather,
handmade flower, and every inch of selected fabric (which Gretel chooses with the kind of love only a creators develop towards their creations). The style is characterized by the “choice to act”, using clean and rigorous lines, enriched with details
that enhance the sensuality of the feminine forms. The intention is to focus on the “feminine power”
under various perspectives, putting the wearer under a sensual, feminine and elegant spotlight, by using a wide range of materials and colors.
Close-fitting double-breasted jacket
in triple drappe and satin silk.
The lapels have been completely embroidered
by hand with Swarovski crystals
and silk flowers made and hand-painted according to a Nineteenth-century technique.
The jacket is fully lined in satin silk.
Palazzo pants with folds kisses in triple drappe silk
Crop top in stretchy virgin wool and lined in stretchy satin silk.
The edges have been completely embroidered by hand with pearls and Swarovski Crystals.
Bandeau sheath dress in stretchy virgin wool. fully lined in stretchy satin silk.
Strategic cuts made to enhance feminine shapes and create a push-up effect.
The garment has been embellished with a refined belt Made of the same fabric.