The runway of the Palais de Tokyo transformed into an expanse of virtual reality and couture confluence, all embodied in the evocative collection from Steven Passaro this season. His Spring/Summer 2024 collection took a bold step forward, demonstrating a departure from convention while redefining norms of self-expression, utilizing cutting-edge technology and sustainability principles as driving forces behind his vision.
Steven Passaro‘s journey in fashion has been a constant endeavor towards more profound self-expression, a sentiment echoed in his latest creations. With this collection, he ventures into women’s fashion for the first time, extending his artistry beyond the tailored universe he had thus far carefully curated.
Passaro’s sartorial language, symbolizing the multifaceted human personality, radiates through his painstakingly crafted garments. An embodiment of versatility, each piece transitions effortlessly from casual to formal. Sharp shorts and white shirts with innovative detailing find themselves at home among more traditional silhouettes, bearing the imprint of their designer.
The collection’s color story paints abstract images with red and black motifs against a stark white backdrop, reminiscent of swirling smoke. He masterfully uses contrasting seam details, unassuming pearl embroideries, and 3D pleated ruffles to accentuate the wearer’s form, highlighting the body’s architecture in both men’s and women’s pieces.
Delving into a pioneering partnership with Style3D, Passaro unleashes the potential of virtualization technology to further enhance his designs. An avatar display running in the backdrop of the Palais de Tokyo provided glimpses of these futuristic couture pieces, illuminating the transformative power of technology in the realm of fashion.
As the physical manifestations of these virtual designs strutted down the runway, the line between reality and the virtual blurred, bringing the concept to life. The Spring/Summer 2024 collection sees Steven Passaro not just as a fashion designer, but as a visionary who uses the crossroads of fashion, technology, and sustainability as the playground for his expressions.
Passaro’s collections, known for their 3D technology utilization, have been instrumental in reducing the need for physical prototyping, thereby demonstrating an unwavering commitment to improving the fashion industry’s sustainability footprint.
© Photos : Steven Passaro
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