Monday, May 27, 2013

Caterina Gatta Spring/Summer 2013

Italian designer Caterina Gatta is what you would call a 'vintage pioneer' in fashion terms. What makes this 28-year-old rising star stand out is her unprecedented use of prints. Caterina has created a clothing line using retro designer printed textiles, scouring the archives of Valentino, Versace, Ungaro, Pierre Cardin, Givenchy and many more for inspiration. She takes these patterns from Italy's fashion past and creates something new and modern from them.

This season, Caterina revitalizes vintage silk crepe de chine floral prints from the historic studios of Gianni Versace and Lancetti, turning them into flirty high-waisted skirts, winsome summer frocks, floaty maxi dresses and contrast-edged cropped tops. She also does her own spin on the Asian trend, creating quadrilateral kimono vests, bordered by brightly coloured leather lapels. For Spring/Summer 2013, Caterina updates green and white V-e-r-s-a-c-e letter printed silk with sporty silhouettes and shorts, as seen in Set 2.

Browse Caterina Gatta's rediscovery of lost textile treasures for Spring/Summer 2013.

Set 1

Set 2


Set 3

Set 4

Set 5



Set 6

Caterina's creative employment of fabrics that were previously considered as 'outdated', is an indication of her resourcefulness and ingenuity. She perceptively uses the printed past to make her unique mark on the future of fashion.


All images found via www.caterinagatta.it

83 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely creations from colorful prints!

Nicole said...

Oooooh this is right up my alley! Lovely collection Sam!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
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My Urban Market said...

I really like this feminine prints. The fourth set is so romantic. I also love the second and third sets. Have a great week. Kisses.

Valeria
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Beauty Follower said...

Want, want, want lol!
Many many wishes for a wonderful week :)

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Linda Greaves said...

This designer is definitely fresh! I love the prints and fresh colors <3

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Anouka K said...

Very nice designs! I prefer Set 4!

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Afina blog said...

lovely jeffrey))) aaaa
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Tan tan said...

I love the designs and cool collections! :)

BELULOVE said...

like it , sooo funny !!! kisses

Josie said...

Gorgeous collection, I love set 2 especially xxx

Rowan. said...

Lovely collection. :) And I adore your header! xo

Joy Shana said...

I want every piece here
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miss b said...

The prints are so varied but certainly retro. I like Set 4, I suppose because I'm more of a pastel and neutral kind of person!!

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noemelia said...

que gans de verano!!!!!!!!!


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Carla Florendo said...

awesome collection.. i love the kimono inspired outer, so pretty!

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Thanks a lot for your comment! Hope you had a nice weekend, weather is little bad in Italy, seems the winter is back!^^' Btw, glad today you featured an Italian designer! She is really great, I like the presentation you wrote. The use of silk and the prints are so impressive, I am currently obsessed with the kimono trend, I'd love to get something as the one on the set 1, also like the maxi dress on the set 4! Have a lovely week dear, kisses! xo

S said...

Lovely collection, creative but still very feminine!
Love the vintage twist! Set 4 is my fav!
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ELISA said...

Stunning!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Nice pieces!!

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kim bim said...

Omg, I love set 1 and 2, every pieces are super stunning.
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ftashion said...

What an interesting collection! Love the choice of the prints and the kimono pieces!

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Nee said...

i'm absolutely in love with set 3! love the light colors and those floral prints:) i also really like the maxi skirts design. hope you're doing well! lots of love x

Katie Frank said...

wow those dresses are fantastic ! really, so awesome!

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Zahra Sandberg said...

Love your summary as usual - but I especially agree that her use of prints and patterns from days gone by really makes her a true artist! These looks are fabulous and original - and also totally chic and wearable!


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Heather said...

I'm loving the cropped tops!!!

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Stylish By Nature said...

Beautiful Looks! Set 4 looks great :)

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Satu said...

These have all such a fun, vibrant look ! :) Cool prints and shapes..

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Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Love all!!!

Have a nice day

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Kim Alston said...

I'm loving her soft prints! Really like sets 4 and 5!
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Ali Hval said...

That first dress in set 3... swoon! It remind me of Star Wars for some reason. Maybe it's the white with the panels? I just really like how simple and clean-cut all these sets are, though! Innovative, but still classic.

Bailey Schneider said...

I really like her style!
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Sophie said...

i really like all the prints that have been used xxx

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Carolyna said...

set 2 and 4 are absolutely stunning

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Totally in love with the clothes. Set number 5 is just adorable.
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CoutureTrend Jessica said...

Love all! nice selection

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LoveT. said...

Amazing Post! i fall in love with this beautiful Clothes <3

big Hugsssss :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Set 3 and Set 4 are pretty fantastic!

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Denisa said...

So nice collection. Have a great day.

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....... said...

my fav is set 2 as I'm obsessed with mint lately! love this designer wow. also love the first photo in set 1 thats a great skirt. thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Macarena Limones said...

Love all the pieces so cute and she's so talented
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Anthea F said...

love the first set!

bridechic said...

Loving Set #4--

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

very very nice my dear!!:)
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Gabriele said...

Even though I'm not a big fan of florals, I like the way this italian designer cooperated them in to the clothes... very feminine and fresh collection for summer!

mochaccinoland said...

love set #2 & #3!

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Trenchcoats to Tiaras said...

I love everything, but I think Set 5 is probably my favorite. The dresses are so cute, and I'm entranced by that first skirt.

xo
Sue

Mahnoor Malik said...

Great dresses :)

So stylish :)

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Katta said...

I LOVE IT!

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loving-evelyn said...

can't say which one is my fav because I love them all
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Tanya W. said...

Wow, how gorgeous the collection is. Love them all! Thanks for the post Sam!:)

Wishing you an amazing weekend!

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Tanya

Vanessa Pur said...

Really different styles - love it! All the best,

Vanessa
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Lady parisienne said...

So pretty I love the set 6

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daggistr said...

OMG so many gorgeous sets and looks !

Sakuranko said...

Oh really gorgeus sets!
My favorite was the 5 Set

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I want one of everything please!

Carmen said...

Set 2 looks so cute, is this palm prints? :)
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Dressed with soul said...

Thanks for showing, this creations are absolutely great <3

xx from Bavaria, Rena

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

This is such a wonderful collection my dear!
I love it all and thank you for sharing!

M+K said...

these are all so cute! we want them all :)

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Immaaurora said...

that original, here there is still

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Corinne said...

I love these outfit, esp the 2nd dress of set 5!

Hope you had a nice weekend

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Ceciliette said...

Love the prints. Not so sure about the structured kimonos, not evrybody can rock that silouette

Bree said...

So fresh! I'm loving set 5. :)

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Pip said...

Hi Sam! Thanks for introducing this designer to me! I love the prints and think I am most drawn to the first set color wise. :) Hope you had a great day dear and look forward to you next post! xx Pip

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Serena said...

These are stunning!
The second dress in set 4.. I need it in my life!

x

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

I love this idea of upcycling old patterns and prints, such an innovative approach! Set 1 and 4 are slaying me, especially that maxi dress, LOVE!

Chai Chen said...

Set 1 is something I want to try :)

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Gina Fadia said...

Great post sweetie!!
Maybe we can follow each other, let me know

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Natalie Suarez said...

soo cute! i am in love with this! xx

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Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Love the second set so much! xx

Jacy said...

I've never heard of this designer but can definitely see the ingenuity and great use of prints that you wrote about! I'm in love with set 2 especially! Will be keeping an eye on her in the future :)

~Jacy

jamie xm said...

Caterina Gatta - someone to watch out for, for sure! I am honestly obsessing over every single piece here!! miss you sammy <3 hope that everything is well with you <3 talk soon!


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Paola Lauretano said...

Gorgeous Collection, interesting prints!!!!
Great post Sam!!!!!
See you soon, my dear.....

FASHIONCONTAINER said...

Love this, the looks are great.

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Patricia G. said...

I don't know her but I think is a fantastic designer!! Love the collection!
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fhenny said...

this is amazing! i love the set 4 and 5


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Dascha Boonstra said...

Nice outfits <3

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fluff and fripperies said...

Gorgeous! Sets 1 and 6 are to die for.

Ana Aleksic said...

I'm in love! :)

Caro * said...

Lovely creations :)

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Love her!!
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