Sara Battaglia has just opened a new headquarters, her RTW The collection is neatly displayed here, along with her latest shoes and bags. Plush and stylish, this space reflects Battaglia’s tastes well: modern with a sexy undercurrent.
The collection reflects her usual dual style, balancing concealment and revealing, seduction and austerity. A decidedly well-cut suit with a cut-out slit in the back; a well-cut white evening gown with high-waisted wide-leg masculine trousers and a matching halter top instead of a demure shirt.
Batalia, as she often does, plays with various and sometimes discordant substitutes. Silhouettes spanned the gamut from skinny to voluminous; turquoise shimmery satin was dazzling, slinky and chic, while striped poplin ruffled maxi shirtdresses were a picture of demure restraint. Here, there, everywhere: as Battaglia said, to quote the legendary Valentino Garavani, “Women want beauty.” She will have all their options.