Not all evening wear is defined by a glittering spectacle of beads or flashy colours and ballroom skirts. Sometimes there is infinite beauty in the simplest of silhouettes and understated shades, all without an element of ostentation. This is the sharply defined picture pencilled in by Brazilian born designer Barbara Casasola. The young Central Saint Martins graduate gained work experience for the likes of Roberto Cavalli, with assignments for See by Chloe and Lanvin, before launching her own London-based label in 2012.
Casasola's minimalistic approach to glamour ideally suits the lifestyle of the modern girl, presenting looks that are wearable, unpretentious and elegant. Her Winter 2013 collection is tinted in a refreshing palette of purples, from indigo to aubergine, violet, lilac and lavender, accented by pale pink, ice blue and black.
Barbara sets herself apart by the innovative use of graphic colour-blocking, geometric shapes and fluid designs. Midi to maxi dresses and slick jumpsuits are beautifully furnished with crushed pleating in sumptuous silks, sheer organza inserts and exposed cording.
Take a view into the gracious Fall/Winter 2013 range by Barbara Casasola.
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*All images found via www.barbaracasasola.com