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Fashion Forward Season 1 Coverage: Amato

Dubai-based couture label Amato spins a dark fantasy tale of intrigue and mystery on the Fashion Forward catwalk in the vein of the edgy designs of Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, and Gareth Pugh. There is a clear split on the runway between hell and heaven with the first half dedicated to the minions of the underworld and the latter half relieving our fear with a parade of stunning angels.

His hand-embroidered gowns were heavy with metal plates, 3-D stitching, and jutting wings. Thorny crowns and bright halos were worked into the code of the presentation in order to illuminate the camp from which the fantasy creatures came. Though the age-old struggle of good vs. evil is presented in fashion form on Amato’s catwalk, fashion’s function isn’t to answer questions, but rather to pose them within a framework of wearable art.

written by GRACE GORDON|photos: courtesy of AMATO

-May 1, 2013

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