Further strengthening his grasp on womenswear while staying true to his unique vision, Marcelo Burlon presents a sharply kaleidoscopic women’s collection for s/s 2015. The composite iconography he is a master at – a personal collage of tribal and religious signs fused with snakes, numbers, geometries and animal-skin patterns – gets a glamorous, if street-savvy, makeover, translating into a tuff, luxurious wardrobe for the brave metropolitan adventurer, as sexy as she is kick-ass.
Mixing bold shapes, body-conscious cuts and precious materials, the collection is a striking crossover of functionalism, sass and pure visual joy. Long t-shirts made in jersey and silk have an easy fluidity, while bra tops and leggings sculpt the body, with prints adding another level of visual charm. There is a constant tension between refinement and abrasion, animal and abstract, masculine and feminine: transparent georgette shirts and ra-ra skirts alternate with biker jackets and sleeveless denim jackets, functional cargo trousers and field jackets with ripped boyfriend denim shorts, skinny bombers with sleeveless hoodies or body-hugging silk jackets. The poncho is the new urban staple. Prints mix animal ombrè motifs with bold geometric signs. A new pattern, inspired by Argentinian horse jewels, creates a sense of preciousness, highlighted by the gold inserts and the sequin embroideries. Black leather provides a biker subtext, while printed slip-ons add dynamism. The overall mood is graphic, with a feminine edge. The collection is a repertoire of iconic pieces which can be interpreted following one’s own whims. The message is: be brave.
PHOTOGRAPHY Santiago & Mauricio
CREATIVE DIRECTION Marcelo Burlon
STYLING Ada Kokosar
HAIR Pierre Saint-Sever
MAKE-UP Khela Tyson
LIGHTING ASSISTANT Mourad Boudrahem
PHOTO ASSISTANT Paul Jedwab, Miguel Batel
STYLING ASSISTANT Ben Perreira
Emely Montero @ Oui Management
Sofia Fanego @ Next
Sophia Nilsson @ Next
Shot atStudio Daguerre, Paris