by Giovanna Fusco
Manila Grace and the Casillo Group, one of the major Italian kidswear players, have worked together to create an exclusive girl line, presented for the first time at Pitti Bimbo 89.
Gruppo Casillo is present with its products in around 1,200 points of sale in the world, between Europe and America, of which 80% in Italy. The Neapolitan company, together with Manila Grace, has created a colorful, fresh and original collection, symbolizing a journey through fantasies and suggestions.
The Manila Grace girl, in fact, leaves from Italy with a suitcase loaded with scarves and polka dots, to then make a stopover in France, on a riviera and fly to America, on the Coachella plains, finally ending the journey in the Amazon.
The scarf, declined in shades of blue and red, is dressed in lattices of geometric patterns, becoming one of the main elements of the collection to arrive at a total look effect: blouses with a boat neckline, to be combined with wide trousers, skirts with neckline asymmetrical, round-shaped bags to carry by hand. A cascade of polka dots, micro, macro and “impressionists” become the fundamental and absolutely sparkling detail of the collection.The freshness of the coasts illuminated by the sun, the sea and the scent of lavender can be found instead on fresh dresses in broderie anglaise mixed with a light denim, studded with white pearls and a micro-striped cotton in a blue that looks like a dream.
To recall the transition to Coachella there is ocher yellow, the absolute protagonist, which is declined in a delicate floral pattern of daisies or in a super sunny striped print, declined on maxi-dresses, blouses with ruches, palazzo pants paired with parkas , dungarees with fringes in a warm biscuit-colored beige.
The green of the forests instead dresses garments that oscillate between the grit of the colonial style, with Saharan jackets and cargo-style trousers and the beauty of the flowers, on kimono jackets, flounced dresses, high-waisted skirts.