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Winter 2012

Casual and concise as the anti-uniform of a revolt – this is Ter et Bantine’s dresscode for Autumn/Winter 2012/2013.
Manuela Arcari leaves day-to-day items behind to create a wardrobe packed with eccentric elements designed to have a powerful noir impact.
Military style items, geometrical expansions and a Gothic repertoire are recurrent traits that multiply and add on to generate the desired dramatic silhouettes.
The colour palette featuring shadowy hues is countered by a few dazzling white items. The dark vortex is built on every imaginable texture, namely leather, suede, row wool, bristly synthetics with wet-effect highlights, such as animal skin and satin weave. The hi-tech style provides them with an opportunity for juxtaposition. Furs, artful embroidery on ripped fabrics and hypnotic patterns flock-printed on cloth are arranged as recuperated inserts of skilled tailoring on a flawless backdrop. Ample coats and skirt suits find their counterparts in clear cut dresses and tops that stand out against male trousers.
The body is concealed for a self-absorbed, Gothic feminine allure.