Calcaterra

Brescia
City:
Brescia
Country:
Italia
Production Location:
100% hand made in Italy
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Collection – CALCATERRA SS 18 COLLECTION

The free movement and lightness of Isadora Duncan's dance inspired the spring/summer 2018 collection.
An ever evolving study of form can be seen in the collection as in the work of the performer who reinvented modern dance, freeing the movement of the soul and adorning it with gossamer veils.
The women for whom Calcaterra designs and imagines for next spring and summer reveal an ideal dialog between two different types of femininity, masculine austerity and modern sensuality. The contrast of volumes in the collection is unexpected and contradictory. Constructed masculine jackets are loose or fitted, skimming the figure. Wide-legged trousers cinched at the waist and dresses with a distinct retro vibe rediscover mysterious sensuality. In an eternal quest for self-discovery, even men become a subject of study, eliminating superstructures and rediscovering the eclectic innocence of the soul.
Deserted spaces and nocturnal theaters tell a story of muted, opaque colors that are vague and often unrecognizable.
Volume loses its bulkiness and rests against the body as if blown by the wind in a spontaneous continuity between nature and absolute vitality. The garments transform into dynamic performances expressed through a new language composed of movement and emotion.

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About
Daniele Calcaterra, born in Milan in 1973, studied fashion at the Institute of Fashion and Design in Milan and its various branches throughout Europe. After graduation, he immediately began working for the style departments of several important Italian clothing manufacturers for whom he designed menswear and womenswear collections over the years. In 2006 he opened his own design studio and started collaborating with some of the most important Italian brands. As their head designer, he was responsible for the style of their many internationally-famous collections. He was the Style Director of Piazza Sempione between 2009 and 2012. During that time, the company also appointed him Style Director of "Lavia 18", a line created for the U.S. market. In the following years Daniele launched his Calcaterra menswear and womenswear lines, which immediately became popular on foreign markets that were very interested in and eager to showcase Italian designers. All the collections of the Milanese designer stand out for their innovative silhouettes, the use of exclusive materials, and their sophisticated mood and contemporary design. The designer insists on working with top Italian garment producers to ensure manufacturing excellence "made in Italy." Besides developing his own label, Daniele Calcaterra continues to collaborate with several Italian and international brands.