Dear iDEALS, Ter Et Bantine's vision of femininity is slightly off balance, with a base note of poetic pragmatism along with a precise view of womanhood.
The collection is a repertoire of possibilities and discusses within design expressions and modular feelings. With variety of choices,Manuella Arcari offers elegant dresses, sophisticated tops, coats that are adamantine in shape and outline.
A team of architectonical blueprints, they charge up in the contraposition of different fabrics: matte and shiny, fluid and firm, compact and liquid are arranged in tactile and visual textures with a sense of constructivism.
Control and abandonment alternate and mix, creating a sense of off-kilter realism.
Arcari opts for the conciseness that has always characterized her work: she plays with the weight of fabrics, with their texture, which sometimes is hard, others a bit off-kilter; she uses decisive cuts, hiding frivolity with shy bashfulness.
This season, TER ET BANTINE launched its first accessories collection. Have a taste of it here, an recent post I did with photographs by Enna Halie.