Cimone: The Third Season – LFW A/W17-18

Cimone has returned to Fashion Scout this year showcasing the AW 17/18 collection.

Bold statement pieces are both poised and elegant, embracing a collision between modernity and tradition. Severe shoulder lines and structured shaped the organic feminine forms inspired by dystopian narratives and Brutalist lines.

The sculptured contours are brought to life with bright, bold colours being mostly red, black and strong patterns. This was enhanced further against the sombre, eerie palette of the makeup look used for the show. Pale contact lenses and white painted faces were stark against the black lipstick, complimenting the black in patterned pieces. To complete each piece, the hair was equally as structured, positioned high on the head creating strong shape.

There is a definite emphasis on finesse, every detail is considered and nurtured throughout the production process – made to achieve the highest quality. Fabrics were subjected to unique manipulations, giving heavy wool fabrics and weaves a lighter and voluminous appearance. Conversely, fabrics that were lighter were given structure and weight, enabling structure to remain secure with veils, frills, shapely shoulder looks and a-line forms.

Prior to launching her own brand, Carli Pearson, founder and Creative Director of Cimone was trained at Central St Martins before moving on to senior positions in the world’s top fashion houses. These include Design director and Alexander Wang, Head of Show Collection at Emilio Pucci and head of Womenswear at McQ, Alexander McQueen. The way the show was created as a stand-out production clearly demonstrates her talent and experience in the industry.

After the SS17 collection had achieved critical acclaim, magazine features included Forbes, Vogue Italia, WWD, USA Today, amongst others.

Each garment is developed and hand-crafted in London, where Cimone is based. The timeless pieces are of highest standard and beyond seasonal boundaries, and can be worn for many years to come.

Emma Sengstock


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