17.The STAR is the name of the fall/winter 2016 collection designed by Catalin Valean for ATU Body Couture, a well-guided tour into a Roma wardrobe.
The fabric is key at ATU Body Couture: it creates movement. The aesthetic is contemporary while the pleating technique and the waist line bring back the past. The wide-leg sequin trousers seem timeless while the flesh-tone shirt dress – worn with a turtleneck and thigh-high boots – looks modern.
The designer’s inspiration recalls the Roma community and its careless effort in matching colors or patterns, although, the chromatic palette is reduced to black, white, red and camel. “17” was chosen after the Tarot decks, so common in this culture, pointing to its meaning: generosity & harmony. Plenty of those here we would say.
Find the collection at atubodycouture.ro and in the showroom by appointment only.