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MFW SS20 | Beatrice .b
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Spring/Summer 2020 Collection

Inspired by research on modern forms by architect and artist Royal Garance, the SS 20 collection is offered as a transposition of the concept of balance between dimension, space, and colour, which are processed through an intense chromatic study and the expression of clothing as a living object in continuous evolution, both solid and fluid at the same time. This experimentation allows us to perceive the dual nature of Beatrice .b: refined yet safe and independent.

The heavy tension between solid and fluid is expressed by the maxi-rose print, whose feminine and floral impact is embraced with 70's geometric influences. The chromatic essence of lime green collides with black and white, creating revised tartans in which the fluidity of the fabric offers refined causal notes. The optical effects created by the wavy print are applied to structured fabrics like cotton canvas. Perforated tone-on-tone heat welding on unstructured garments like duster coats and minimal jackets fill the corner with an active allure, in which the men's Bermuda shorts and the double-breasted blazer lean towards innovative looks.

Lime green migrates within a new universe, where burgundy and smoked salmon tones pair with contrasting cream stitching to create an elegant and captivating corner. The lime green mini-dress and bomber jacket with oversized pockets come together with printed silk, which lends fluidity and refinement to the outfit.

Pink evolves and divides into several shades, creating a soft and refined theme in which abstract prints bring delicate sensations to life that create a perfect balance with the striped print. This fluidity of tones is transferred to cotton poplin: fresh dresses, pleated skirts and oversized shirts become harmonious patchwork in which there is no lack of embroidered details taken from the beige background print, in which stylised palm trees create a minimal and contemporary pattern. The duality and tension between opposing concepts translate into strong colours such as neon orange and burgundy.

The chromatic impact remains at the same intensity, but the nuances change: purple, combined with mint and bright green creates a dynamic mood, in which tropical prints are inserted into natural fabrics, where fluid dresses of embroidered silk and cotton with thermo-welding define the brand's DNA. Structured garments are gradually abandoned to give space to the light, fresh, and functional feeling that characterises summer clothing. The sea meets dry land, converging in a mood full of charm where the ocean scent is inhaled, with the carefree summer feel of the tropics. Here, tight-fitting smocked silk dresses, patchwork kimono and vintage-cut blouses with knit inlays spark a new way of conceiving summer looks. The washed denim adds a street-wise, gritty touch to the mood, giving it a new boost.

It is in this context that the brand's new extension comes into play, which features a bikini and beachwear capsule collection as an expression of the energy and strength that have now characterized Beatrice .b for several seasons. This capsule collection has been designed as an integral part of the collection, with transversal pieces to be used not only as a swimwear, but also as a bodysuit and top. The prints used are the same as those in the collection, combined with light silk or mesh kaftans for a total look designed at 360°, which includes a clutch bag and fringed oversized bag in hand-woven straw paper.

Accessories introduce an ironic yet refined note to the collection: multicolour sandals, leather mules, and hyper-coloured clutches become small pieces to be played with throughout the collection.

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