Ruth Zabetta

  The CAAFD presentation finished with Ruth Zabetta Couture’s  line which also was a predominantly black and white showing. Zabetta uses strong angles: triangular constructions in collars, shoulder pieces or tops.

   The initial jacket with exaggerated shoulders surprises, followed by strong three-dimensional triangles on collars and as color accents. But most of Zabetta’s shapes suggest Japanese traditional kamishimos, kimonosor hakamas. Waist length jacket topswere belted with a rope, but other dresses follow the angular motif.

                                                                                                   – Phillip Wong –