The assortment that Frida Giannini delivered for resort was proof-positive that there are indeed two sides to every story. To wit: Her sartorial love letter to the disco era. At times it drew from that tradition of languid American sportswear, made iconic by both Halston (on the Studio 54 dance floor) and Bill Blass (on the shoulders of Park Ave.’s Uptown set); at others it spoke to the spirit of those hedonistic babes flitting about on the other side of the pond in Celia Birtwell’s gregarious prints, Biba’s earthy-sensual frocks, and all form of Fiorucci’s cheeky chic.
This ying meets yang sensibility worked most successfully as floaty disco halter dresses countered the austerity of fluid matched sets. When the latter glistened metallic in crystal-set matte jerseys, distinctly Liza (with a Z!) moments were rendered. When the former pursued femininely waisted silhouettes, flirty takes on the season’s sheerness trend took flight. The ease of it all spoke to jet-set wardrobe sensibilities in a “roll-n-go”-packing way, with iridescent and pearlized neutrals adding wow to the wearability of classic double-face toppers and safari dresses at a maxi lengths.
All in all, whether your ’70s fantasy is as cool and steely as a cross Atlantic jaunt about the Concorde or as funked-up as a rollicking bump down the Soul Train line, this collection has you covered.