THE WINTER BALL SEASON COLLECTION A/W 18.19 BY SWEET MATITOS
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07II18 – BARCELONA, SPAIN.
Welcome to the winter season balls of Sweet Matitos.
The Catalan aesthetic statements for the next Autumn-Winter 18.19 period took place last week in my home town. 080 Fashion Week’s 21st edition in Barcelona was full of specialist journalists, loyal fans and web surfers ready for action and was held in the breathtaking architecture & ornamentation of the Europe’s biggest restored architectural modernist set after a complex rehabilitation begun in 2009: Sant Pau’s Hospital, a city garden within the Ensanche borough.
Up there, I had a sparkling appointment with ‘The Matitos': Francesc Maristany and Matías Jaramillo. In this tour under a careful production of ESMA projects headed by a tireless Esther García, the fascination of these two visionaries by the symbolism and their inspiration in Paris’Haute Couture shows led them to stage an enchanted forest to tell us a story into four chapters.
All the details were under control, except for the quantity of spontaneous applause they were to elicit from the audience, such a fanciful and tricky tribe as the fan-effect the social networking sites sponsor, capable of converting in mainstream any whim.
Grey as winter, a myriad of timid reddish autumn leaves was among cleaned leafless trees conquering the setting as they framed the model’s onset backed all by a mysterious fog wrapping the scene to give way to two pipers suitably decked out for opening and closing the show to their tune.
‘As every year’, they point out, ‘our female lead, a familiar woman, retires to her country house to prepare to enjoy the great event of the new year’sBall’, asserts Matías with a solemnity that brings me a smile. ‘She will ride horses there and walk through the area on Great Forest line; she will look after her plants in the greenhouse dressed in flowers of Winter Garden on tweed fabrics’, he continues; ‘at tea time, dressed in Tea Room clothes, in the villa’s living room by the roaring fireplace to come at night a little overdressed on Silver Night‘s formal dress’.
Heat colours don’t fail to dent and are the best antidote to the lack of winter light. This couple has bet for facing the sharp cold with an outright chromatic joy: a range of greens, reddish and tans as the dominant colours surrounding landscape during season stepping to stardom in New Year’s Eve: the shiny dark blacks and greys with highly hand embroidery and applications. In addition, ‘the Matitos’ have crowned accessories as an essential part of the collection: thick tights, scarves, hats with feathers, large bows, long leather gloves, velvet above-knee boots and fur collars. The trend of and love about details.
Matías and Tito’s passion for life and family and the respect they feel for Mother Nature manifests once again in this second collection, Winter Ball Season, which updates the Hollywood tastes of the 50s.
In the digital globalisation age of the influencers, nobody has been able to capture the power of Autumn/Winter season as Sweet Matitos did with a pristine purist outcome, in line with designers’ dreams and lifestyle.
As to whether fighting my peculiar battle backstage with an Organization’s irrecoverable overweening foolish to chat with them was worthwhile, I confess yes it was. Being that fashion industry in my Spanish Catalonia, as politics and culture, is experiencing difficulties, I do my best to become a part of the internationalization of Grup Met, the lords and rulers of the Spanish affordable luxury.
I conceived this analysis under the influence of Burt Bacharach’s music at top volume during a Saturday rains from an idyllic palace of my beloved Italy in Venice in a nostalgia outburst. And I do admit that I could not choose the best time or place or artist.
Written by: Adelaida Subías
Copyright TREC Barcelona
Editing & Producing by Renovatio©
Photo Credits: Gregorio Vargas Asencio, Toni Moreno, Ort i Bes, Adelaida Subías
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