June 5, 2022

Roma Fashion Week February 2022. The best of.

In my previous post I teased you with lots of great fact about Roma Fashion Week, the way it is organised and its inner workings. I’m aware that I didn’t actually show you a great deal and above all my selection of the February edition. That was intentional as I didn’t ant to overload you, my reader, with lots of info and slowly get you into the many layers of this event. Here go though with my edit of the best brands and looks that went onto the runway. It may not be easy to gage how good a collection is looking at a screen but experience at watching shows and the lockdown shift to digital shows are something I feel I’m quite good at by now 😉

You cannot escape the Italian main features of charm, elegance, craftmanship and a dose of glamour when at the Roma Fashion Week and the designers that you’ll see below they all show one or more of these characteristics.


Edoardo Gallorini continues to define his signature style and vision with the collection ‘Showgirl’ inspired by the film Cabaret and the character Natalia Landauer, rich, middle-class and well behaved. The looks showcase the chaos and the craziness that happens when the off/on stage world and the burgeois collide. Mismatched prints, bold colours, pailette, feathers and outfits that reveal in a classy way the body. We even have two menswear looks thrown in there. Gallorini proves again that the journey he started last year exploringthe dark side of glamour is a good path for his creativity and designs.


Casa Preti explores the concept of innocence and purity. The simplicity of emotions and a child like vision of the world with no assumptions and pre-conceptions. This is reflected onto the neutral colour palette – black, white, grey – with a flashes of red that embodies the fullness and rawness of innocent emotions. Clean lines that on some looks become clerical and religious. Children drawings are the one and only print in the collection, created by kids aged 2-5 asked to draw freely. A positive message is on the runway: do not judge people by the way the look and without knowing their story and their personal struggles and journey.


I’m getting the two brands side by side because even if their brand identity is quite different and their inspiration comes from different places, they do share the same roots in Italian tailoring and craftsmanship. You can clearly see at a glance how Francesca Cottone (on the left) and Sartoria 74 (on the right) have a lot in common. They both start from a deep knowledge of clothes construction and design. The starting point for Francesca Cottone is the blazer and Sartoria 74 starts from the smoking.

Francesca Cottone collection 'Guilty Pleasure' plays on sensual and glamour looks. Texture and patterns make each look intriguing and interesting and the precise and exact lines of the blazer add a dramatic, sharp twist to the silhouette. 

Sartoria 74 instead offers a mature, put together, timeless take on tailoring and an amazing twist on the male smoking sartorial features. It is really interesting to see how a contemporary brand can really design garments so femminine and modern without compromising on tailoring standards.

This is my personal edit of the Roma Fashion Week February 2022. let me know what you think and stay tuned for the summer edition in mid-July!

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