The RICOSTRU A/W 2018 Collection revolves around three key elements:
“Feminine”, “Wine” and “Stories”.
These elements are abstractly transformed into four intangible progressing emotions: “Shell,” “Dazing,” “Illusion” and “Disappear”.
I bring you a bottle of wine, neither too sweet nor too dry, and pack it into a stylish bag. I want you to wait for me tonight.
You drink glass after glass with your dazing eyes. You begin talking nonsense. I love the fragrant hues on your lips and your fantasy-indulging face when you say “I’m just tipsy”
You tell how you enjoy the illusion – that it ran into you – it was the moment you caught those tiny little stars, far away in the sky I chuckle and say “the only thing I see is the star river in your eyes” You ask if I see the overlapping shadows from the door frame. “Oh I’m sorry I seem to spot a rainbow illusion” You smile and say “that is the frame of the starry night sky”
You fall asleep and awake to a brand-new day. Now is my time to say goodbye
By dramatically blending into RICOSTRU’s design concepts, the emotions are found to be as illusionary, yet realistic, as a movie scene. The four emotional states have permeated the collection via different fashion forms:
“Shell” — the protective shell of “feminine”: With the signature RICOSTRU minimalist silhouette as the main element, it incorporates anguine patterns and earth-tone leather, enforcing a powerful image of a streamlined shell into the clean-cut suit.
“Dazing” — the gentleness underneath the shell: With combination of softness and hardness in fabrics, a woman’s faintly discernible curves are traced in “dazing” hues, finely weaving the relationship between a suit, a night gown and lingerie under a protective shell.
“Illusion” — liberated “illusion”: From contrast on the fabric usage. a pioneering transformational of the apparels’ silhouette; imaginary colors from the tranquil starry night, to incisive, sexy and futuristic images, RICOSTRU fearlessly voices a woman’s inner desires and liberating their dreamy vision.
“Disappear” — Slowly fading shadows: RICOSTRU infuses mysterious elements into “Jedi-like” capes, while ingeniously integrating reflective materials with shimmering gauzes, fading shadows at darkness like a touch of light and a tinge of smoke.
RICOSTRU A/W 2018 Collection – “I bring you wine for your dreaming story” is the soliloquy of women’s emotions. As a resonator to real life, the emotions are magnified, pounding the contradiction between rationality and sensibility that exists within a women’s consciousness, and the co-existence of romance and extremity which is deep-rooted in RICOSTRU.