Domenico Orefice, the Florence-based designer behind Domenico Orefice™, found a nurturing haven at Polimoda, fueling its growth. The brand’s philosophy is rooted in a dual universe, seamlessly merging the tangible and virtual domains, erasing the conventional boundaries that separate them. This duality isn’t a division but rather a harmonious fusion, evident in every facet of the brand, where it bridges fashion, accessories, and the dynamic world of 3D and the metaverse. The collection featured cargo denim jeans, oversized cargo skirts, elegantly ruffled all-black dresses, bomber jackets, coats, and designs that exude the essence of the brand. Biker-inspired silhouettes with striking white lining added a distinct edge to the wearer’s style.
Immersed in the rich and vibrant hues of Indian Hindu culture, this collection drew inspiration from the enchanting colours of a sunset, weaving a narrative that embodies courage, spirituality, and personal growth. It unfolds as a story divided into two distinct parts.
The first segment shone a spotlight on streetwear, showcasing denim, contemporary cuts, oversized silhouettes, and a dash of femininity that adds a fresh twist to modern fashion. The oversized hooped earrings resonate in harmony with the flowing fabrics, creating a rhythm down the runway. From tasseled ensembles to billowy ruffled oversized-sleeved bralettes and fitted bustiers, this segment epitomised the essence of casual chic with a contemporary edge.
The second part unfolded as an ode to evening elegance, with a focus on high-end fabrics, meticulously colour-coded to perfection. Sparkling mesh high-neck crop tops, sheer gowns, and a vibrant yellow and subdued turquoise cut-out dress took centre stage, symbolising a profound sense of liberation and sophistication. The “Wheel of Time” concept weaves into the collection’s narrative, creating a fusion of cultural depth and modern fashion.
The designer, known for their distinctive prints and unparalleled expertise in blending fur and leather seamlessly into both outerwear and fashion ensembles, unveiled a captivating array of looks from the “The Heroine” collection. Drawing inspiration from the narrative of a rock star’s girlfriend, a character known for her glamorous lifestyle and artful escapes from the paparazzi, these looks masterfully narrated the story while offering an intriguing fusion of style.
Black dominated the stage once more, with oversized plaid fabric ensembles that included blazers and shorts, long coats, black velvet and leather suits accessorised with dark shades, and asymmetric shirts paired with maxi skirts. The collection also shimmered with metallic olive green, black, copper, and silver. A soft, yet bold palette of lilac and teal made an appearance, enhancing the femininity of the models with airy fabrics, ombre black sparkling long-sleeved silhouette dresses, and flattering deep neck cuts, creating a harmonious blend of chic and intrigue.