"In this era of smartphones and selfies, I have become obsessed with how we saved our precious memories without the use of a camera. This is how I came across photograms. A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto a surface and then exposing them to light. The result is a negative shadow image that shows variations in tone. This collection combines that with today's 3-D printing technology. I think the result is both modern and timeless."
- Rita Vinieris
This obsession with photograms have resulted in one of the most beautiful collections by Rita Vinieris. Rivini Spring 2015 plays off this idea by incorporating transparencies, understructuring and shadowing in unique ways yet keeping the gowns feeling angelic and delicate. Sequin and beading are used but on many silhouettes, gives an illusion of the negative of beading. This exhibits beautiful, soft patterns of sparkle. Horsehair is strategically placed under layers of tulle to show a playful concept of understructuring. Textures play a big part in the collection as well. The layering of different laces underneath or over other laces, gives the collection a delicate feel, while rows of ribbon made of leather, tulle and organza provide a modernity to the collection. Although it comes as no surprise, the thoughtful detail that went into Rivini Spring 2015 is nothing short of stunning.
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