Prét-à-couture womenswear brand Albagía is enchanting the press and influencers with strong pieces for the working woman.
MILAN, Italy – Launched in 2018 by Angela Stanzione, Albagia is aimed at successful women who are looking to combine their personality with a contemporary and sophisticated style. Stanzione, a businesswoman and entrepreneur herself, saw the need for a brand in the market that offers a contemporary wardrobe with attention to detail. “I felt the need for a collection that accompanied me all day, representing both my femininity and my strength,” she explains.
To make her vision come to life, Stanzione entrusted the creative direction of her project to designers Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron, both veterans in the fashion world. After stints at Valentino, Mila Schön and Krizia, the duo helmed the creative direction of Gianfranco Ferrè and consulted for brands including Piazza Sempione, Les Copains and Sonia Rykiel.
For the brand’s first collection, which was presented in September 2018, the duo drew inspiration from photos of Helmut Newton and the androgynous femininity of Charlotte Rampling and Gia Carangi and built the collection as a black and white manifesto. Pantsuits, column dresses, and Soleil tops featured clean and very sharp lines but were intensely feminine at the same time. Materials were all-natural, including leather, silk gazar, cady, organza and raffia with interesting textures such as wicker and satin.
Albagía’s latest collection for Fall/Winter 2019 draws a stark contrast to the summer looks with sensual and very colourful pieces that cleverly play with the contrast between feminine and masculine. Oversized coats with geometric details and feather embellishments complement tailored cuts and rigorous men’s suits in unexpected materials like satin, faux leather, duchesse and satin wool. The contrast between femininity and masculinity is further strengthened with dreamy pastels and bold berry shades.
So far, Albagía has already attracted the likes of Italian influencers Veronica Ferraro, Eleonora Carisi and Giorgia Gabriele, but we are sure that also the international crown will be swooning very soon. We are staying tuned for the next collection for Spring/Summer 2020 that will be presented during Milan Fashion Week next September.
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