Founded by Royal Academy of Antwerp graduate, Jezabelle Cormio, her eponymous Milan-based label explores the tension between city and countryside, subverting folkloric tradition to create a neo-Tyrolese fantasy. This constantly evolving theme further explores the decorative intersection between tradition and a playful fetishized subtext in a mix of Cormio classics and Vault exclusives, the collection of delicately hand-embroidered dresses and shirts, crochet-stitched miniskirts, re-envisioned leather coats and whimsical knitwear, is simultaneously quaint and seductive.
Jezabelle Cormio’s latest collection gives her signature Tyrolean detail a distinctly adolescent punk spin. Lingerie is layered like outwear as intricate knits and playful prints blur the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s in a journey of self-discovery via grandmother’s wardrobe. Characteristically irreverent and subversive, yet strangely innocent, the familiar takes on new seductive meaning. Green, pink and blue pastel suits, belted skirts, knit dresses, pullovers and cardigans create a raucous, coming-of-age dress up box capsule.