Lab Work

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A-LAB MILANO is designed by Alessandro Biasi and the label’s last collection, Urban Flower, is just the thing to cheer up this dull and dreary Monday. Beautiful silk, satin and velvet is printed with abstract florals and paired with sportswear inspired details, such as drawstrings and mountaineering ropes. There are aspects of it that remind me of past Dries Van Noten with hints of Vetements. Needless to say the PVC has my name written all over it, especially the extra long trousers.

A-lab Milano language unites in unexpected ways, traditional elements and experimentation. The graphic research, Alessandro Biasi's reference in his creative process, is the irreplaceable ingredient of a collection that is surprisingly rich of references to the past but projected as usual towards the future. The communication, as always entrusted to the graphics applied to digital printing, focuses on a new proposal, in transforming traditional tartan and floral backgrounds in a pop and distinctly urban pattern.

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The key word, more than ever, is contrast: coats inspired by sportswear are flanked by fluid clothes realized in printed velvet. The most feminine chemisier are made in techno-satin and the bi-stretch wools are embellished with delicate embroidery on the collars. In perfect tendency we recognize the logo, an indispensable element in streetwear iconography, peeping out on sweatshirts, t-shirts, scarves and, why not, even socks.
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