There’s a refined boldness in Sergio Daricello’s Fall/Winter 2016 – 2017 collection. Art and architecture provide a blend of creative visual journey for modern women, always in that “Italian Style” pride. Photos: Courtesy of Sergio Daricello via Totem Fashion.

Sicilian fashion designer Sergio Daricello started his art education in Palermo before he decided to move to Milan to study fashion design at the Istituto Marangoni in Milan. His post-graduation experience includes working with Etro for the brand’s menswear collection, Dolce & Gabanna’s menswear collection, “Versace Jeans” and “Versus” of Versace, as well as Japanese-Italian brand Giulano Fujiwara’s creative director for clothing, accessories and eyewear collections for both men and women.

It is during this 2012 – 2013 stint that Sergio Daricello was in charge of not only the creative side, but also the management of the product execution, fulfillment, merchandising, marketing, and the design of the cross-over project collections with Disney. His wholesome fashion industry “know-how” paired with strong design skills eventually lead him to launch ”
his design studio to follow the companies with consultancies, willing to create their new personal fashion DNA with a successful Italian Style.” (from Sergio

For his own eponymous label, Sergio Daricello Fall / Winter 2016 – 2017 is inspired by Palermo with its Arab nomad’s monuments (declared world heritage of UNESCO). Its art and architecture visuals are honed with tailored cuts and beautiful lines of construction. The contrast of Arabic style and European Mediterranean lightness is refreshing, and I love the refined boldness pouring forth from the garments. I love finding something special from each look in this collection.

The garments are made from wool, organza, duchesse and silk Mikado, graphic cotton mix Jacquard, and embroidered tulle. The colors are Sicilian sky blue, smoked marble white, Palermo’s black and pink, and green shades that recall colors of the sea. Prints on duchess and satin showcase subjects of Arab windows mixed with graphic elements, as well as Arab decorations with European paintings and baroque decorations.

I really love browsing the Sergio Daricello Fall/Winter 2016 – 2017 lookbook. They are beautiful garments with an undertone that’s very relevant to our global social situation today. See if you like them too:

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Thanks for reading; until next time,

Photos: Courtesy of Sergio Daricello via Totem Fashion.

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