Zara Atelier Collection 02_The Dress
Exquisitely designed exuberance of detail is Zara Atelier’s design signature, and its 02 collection is now live. Where the first capsule focused on the concept of the coat, in-fused with a stylized flavor of opulence, the attention now falls on exploring the rich-ness of another iconic piece: the dress.
ZARA ATELIER was created in 2021 to find an artistic, elevated and sophisticated re-interpretation of the female wardrobe with high-end designs and sumptuous craftsmanship. This concept continues across the two collections and will continue to figure in future capsule.
This new edition explores the endless possibilities of “the dress” through 6 superbly tailored unique pieces in carefully selected fabrics and abundantly decorated gar-ments across mincingly embroidered and appliquéd details.
DRESS_1: A touch of sinuous sophistication and allure is the essence of this dress, which com-bines prints and rich jacquard fabrics that overlap and intertwine. It imitates a skirt and bodice joined together by a thin grapefruit-toned leather belt that defines the waist and silhouette of this evocative design full of intense, vibrant tones.
DRESS_2: A very delicate kaftan becomes an evening dress thanks to a shower of metallic se-quined details arranged on the front to create a light amour. A flowing fabric creates a soft draped effect with side slits providing comfort and ease of movement. Its hybrid, asymmetric silhouette, plays harmoniously on the classic sleeve cut to contrast with an open sleeve, giving the design a timeless, classic touch.
DRESS_3: Fabulously pop, the most irreverent and fun piece in the collection is undoubtedly a short dress featuring balloon sleeves in bright, energetic colors. Full of joyful excess, it combines different prints in a lively mix accentuated by flashes of jewel-patches ar-ranged along this entire powerful piece.
DRESS_4: A romantic, punk universe is the backdrop for this V-neck dress, made up of a combi-nation of textured, delicate chiffons and floral jacquard fabrics. Punk elements such as metal and bronze studs are applied to leather and contrasting lace ribbons, and gui-pure and delightful organza patches in ivory, ecru, and champagne tones are seen throughout this exquisitely layered dress.
DRESS_5: A patchwork bodice in shades of orange made up of sequins and small beads form a delicate structure that takes on further prominence thanks to the mix of extraordinary textiles, vibrant strips of color and a quilted fabric with abstract floral motifs. This top contrasts and matches perfectly with the petrol blue draped skirt that delicately finishes this dress.
DRESS_6: Finally, an exaggerated baby-doll dress made of a light cotton voile in an ecru tone contrasts with the carmine and scarlet reds of the extraordinary embroideries, which showcase the technical artistry involved in this collection. The unfinished effect of the suspended threads lends a casual feel to this piece, which projects a more naïf char-acter through its whimsical oversize silhouette, delicate finishes and remarkable details
Produced in limited quantities, the Atelier Collection 02 is available from 11 August 2022 on Zara.com and in selected stores.
Photo: Jamie Hawkesworth