Michael Lo Sordo Autumn/Winter 2013 introduces a Milanese-style influence into masculine cut tailoring, resulting in the reinvention of the cult-classic androgynous suit. With strong lines and a strictly limited colour palette, this latest collection transcends convention yet creates a timeless appeal.
With a striking monochromatic base intertwined with deep hues of teal and burgundy, Lo Sordo fuses the classic construction methods with a modern sensibility, transforming them into salient structured garments. Silhouettes are streamlined with a notion of movement and constriction explored through slim fits, high necklines and tapered pants. Traditional femininity is redefined with a sharper edge through jackets over sheer shirts and restricted styles.
Lo Sordo has worked to marble-dye wool and silk with a unique marble design that features throughout the range. Much like its papyrus method, this aqueous surface design has been used for centuries, whereby patterns are produced with floating colour and then absorbed into the fabric resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces. Exquisite and exclusive, each handmade metre of fabric is inherently different to the next.
The AW13 collection also made its Italian runway debut as part of the On Stage showcase at Milano Unica in September 2012, representing Australia as one of the world’s top emerging designers.