Celebrate spring and all of its glorious bounty with The Enchanted Garden collection by Alessio Nesi for Marella. Revealed in its second capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2015, the polyhedric cool hunter, style and beauty editor delivered a collection that is dreamy, feminine and surrealist.
Alessio Nesi followed last season’s collection Love, Light, Desire, which comprised of T-shirts and foulards, with five maxi (120cm x 120cm) and mini (57cm x 57cm) foulards displaying a lush, surrealistic, enchanted garden. A mix of flowers and animals, putti and orchids, oneiric patterns with bright colors that alternate with pastel hues thus creating small ready-to-wear garments. Nesi commented that “Marella’s capsule collection aims at creating a secluded location, [one that] introduces one’s own personality in order to distinguish oneself.”
We absolutely loved the versatility of the collection, especially that the collection was released to also include a series of tutorials on how these exquisite foulards could be styled in many different ways. Transform your beach look and use one of these foulards as a Boho-inspired headband. Dress up a work look and style the foulard as a necklace or statement belt. One of the most genius ideas we’ve seen from these tutorials was utilizing the foulard as a stylish tote! Who knew? If you feel that your outfit is lacking that touch of je ne sais quoi, then styling the foulard as a one-of-a-kind bag is an inimitable technique. In addition to the selection of foulards, The Enchanted Garden collection also includes patterned silk tops and kimonos that could be dressed up or down depending on the desired look. We love the idea of mixing a kimono with work slacks and kitten heels; this updates a classic look with a chic yet hedonistic touch!
Still confused? Check out these tutorial videos so you’re outfit is never left wanting that extra dash of style!
Accessorize your handbag!
Turn your scarf into a belt!
Give your hairstyle a lift and turn your scarf into a headband!
Turn that plain outfit around and use the scarf as a statement necklace!
Sick and tired of carrying the same bag? Turn your scarf into a stylish tote!
ABOUT ALESSIO NESI:
After graduating in fashion design from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Alessio Nesi began his career by working for the Style and Design department of Alessandro dell’Acqua. Following a specialization course at the Polimoda of Florence, in 2003 he becomes part of the Rodeo Magazine editors as Beauty & Style editor. All-rounder cool hunter, he writes, illustrates and deals with articles and still life.
For information about Alessio Nesi, visit www.alessionesi.it. Marella is located in the 2nd Avenue, The Avenues. Please call 2259 7500 Ext. 7080 for more information and stay updated about the collection’s latest and greatest by following Alyasra Fashion on Instagram @Alyasra.