Alfredo Villalba has just released his Pret-a-Porter FW16 collection called ‘Urbanite’. It marries feminine aesthetic with edgy details through his fabrications and silhouettes. Laser cut leather as knee length flared skirts – that’s unique and cool. Using mixed fabric textures, finishes, studded knit, appliquéd mesh, suede, tweed, organza, printed wool, and faux fur, Villaba has created a beautiful genius mashup of style. On top of it, I love how he has incorporated printed wool and architectural construction in his bodices that all manage to have attention to cut out detailing coupled with finesse.
Although he is known for his high end couture, I appreciate this edgier line. It is many things but it is also a relaxed feel that translates into a ready to wear style that I’d wear. I look forward to seeing his next collection.