CPHFW – BARBARA I GONGINI S/S16

BARBARA I GONGINI has brought Nordic Noir to the global fashion community for 10 years now. She is renowned for her gothic looks and almost exclusive use of black which is why we were shocked when the first looks down the runway featured stone washed grey clothing. Maybe Barbara has gone light?

… Not a chance, after opening with these looks the designer settled into her element and delivered the avant-garde black drape aesthetic that has helped shape her career. “Collection 6” worked with traditional tailoring elements as the foundation to layer her deconstructed garments that were reshaped and morphed to the wearers body.

As always it is the attention to detail that makes Barbara so engaging as a designer and her work with different angles, cuts and fits that muddy the line between men and women proving androgynous looks was again strong for Spring/Summer 2016. The layers flowed effortlessly creating a care free vibe which contrasted with detailed pieces like a crochet stitched tea cozy styled over heels (shoe cozy!?) that went up the thigh adding elements of sexuality in a dark sort of way.

The black and white stripes styled on top of each other were some of my favourite looks and showed that horizontal and vertical stripes can be pulled off as BARBARA I GONGINI mixed contrasting thick and thin striped pieces. This contrast carried through the collection with the blend of billowy and tailored garments that highlighted her layering expertise.

View the highlights below and our review from AW15 here

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Also read: Barbara Í Gongini at Copenhagen Fashion Week AW14

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Photos via CPHFW

Also check out: Barbara Í Gongini at Copenhagen Fashion Week SS15