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Binetti Spring/Summer 2011

In his debut collection for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Diego Binetti turns to Mother Earth for inspiration. This collection celebrates the woman as a lush goddess in her ripe garden of earthly delights. The spring hues of pink carnation, cream, beige, yellow, and pale blues illustrate a woman who recognizes her own beauty reflected in the natural things around her.

Binetti says, "I design for a woman who owns her domain and has a passion for life. It’s a woman’s inner beauty blooming through my work."

In this collection, Diego Binetti marries hard embellishments, such as metallic hardware, sequins, and crystal beading, with silk chiffons, soft lace, organza, and velvet. Although some of his pieces were ethereal and frothy (but with constraint), at other times, some garments were unbalanced, and overworked with conflicting ideas.

Binetti follows the continuing trend of off-the-shoulder dresses and ruffles, but his innovative conceptualization of these trends is quite different. Flouncy mid-length skirts are paired with crocheted tops while tie-dyed, off-the-shoulder peasant dresses are belted with macramé and wooden beaded sashes. Embroidered harem pants are matched with loose-fitting, breezy tops.

Overall, Diego Binetti’s debut collection was a success. The audience got to view a wonderful line that was an interesting hybrid of couture and ready-to-wear.