Melanchronic Mountain

Paolo Carzana FW24 was a story of climbing the highest peaks
By Ella Joyce | Fashion | 19 February 2024

Marking a year since his LFW debut, Paolo Carzana’s FW24 show was a theatrical affair of down-to-earth opulence. Models opened the show with a performance under a lone spotlight, weaving in and out of one another like strangers in the night and as the lights flickered, Carzana’s creations came into full focus. Titled Melanchronic Mountain, this season was an ode to the physical and metaphorical mountain climb, taking cues from nature’s elements and personal journeys of hope and strife.

Refashioning recycled materials into whimsical creations is something the designer has become best known for and this season was no different. Natural dyes enriched fabrics in a saturated colour palette of earthy browns, burnt oranges and vibrant reds while delicate chiffon and organic twill were artfully rouched, layered and spliced together in billowing forms. An air of the otherworldly underpinned Carzana’s FW24 offering as all-encompassing 3D creations only left room for eyes to be on show, organza whipped around figures in a windswept manner and models’ feet were painted in shimmering silver. A fantastical tale of exquisite craftsmanship and wonder, it looks like the view from the top of Paolo Carzana’s is a good one.

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