Minas Trend S/S 19

Architecture inspires
Text by Sarah Weyers
Photos © Agencia Fotosite

The Plural spring/summer 2019 collection was presented at Minas Trend 2018 in Belo Horizonte this past month. Gláucia Fróes, the creative director of the Brazilian brand has found inspiration in art movements and principle forms of geometry, which she translated into abstract patterns. These created prints and cuts that reminded of the first Mondrian paintings; yet more delicate and feminine. Since the constructivism era of art was one of the main inspirations for the collection, the most present colors include strong blue, yellow and red, as well as black.

Minas Trend S/S 19 | PLURAL Show | Photos © Agencia Fotosite

Throughout the runway show at Minas Trends, a development of the collection became visible, and it seems as though the designers dove deeper into their inspirations with every piece created. This appears to be the case due to the different styles created for the Summer season of 2019, including tone in tone outfits on an earthy beige, some of the characteristics of these outfits being the flowing cuts of the pieces. The light fabrics are delicately wrapped around the models, creating soft H, I and X shapes, all whilst slightly reminding of an African Safari summer in the 1960's. The designer then moves onto the geometric prints on long, flowy dresses, wide legged trousers and multiple layers of fabric to create a soft silhouette.

With silk being one of the main fabrics for this collection, Plural created looks that are feminine, unique and stylish, as well as they enable the woman wearing the pieces to be comfortable and enjoy the Brazilian summer. Since the fashion in Latin America has a high standard of femininity, this collection sets a new sense of freedom- The gowns, kimonos, shorter dresses and blouses are loosely fit, while remaining very feminine and creating a natural I or X silhouette.

Some of the highlight pieces were a neckholder dress of a stiff cotton with pockets and a belt of the same fabric with an asymmetrical hemline, as well as the Mondrian reminding pieces such as a long, belted dress with wide sleeves, and a high slit and v-neck.

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