MADRID, Oct 20, 2009 / — Roberto Verino’s proposal for his 2010 Spring-Summer collection is based on these premises: solid design, with perfection in details and a taste for the exquisiteness of the classics, but adhering to an avant-garde, innovative, streetwise approach.
Crepe, silk and gauze fabrics, enriched with Swarovski precious-stone details, feathers, laces and sequins, are materialised with surprising lightness in carefree designs with asymmetrical lines and sensual openings.
Jackets with enhanced shoulder pads and loose trousers with narrow ankles outline suits expressing a new masculine style, which is perfect for the urban, cosmopolitan woman. Trench coats lose their linearity and softly and sweetly envelop fabrics treated with an “old patina” affect, affording them a warm, vintage air.
Fine, light leather garments, which are so appealing between seasons, become an elegance philosophy owing to their unique precious-stone inlays.
The colour combination stands out on account of its apparent sobriety in blacks and whites, splashed with metallised sparkles in silver and crystal and refreshing lemon shades.
Once again, it aims for pragmatic modernity and to turn the garments into unique, indisputable, long-lasting pieces in a stylish wardrobe.
A native of Verin, Roberto Verino studied in Paris. And though he had been in the fashion industry since 1967 when he took over a small family business and grew it to become a true industry, it was not until 1982 when he created his first women’s prêt-à-porter collection.
His buyers included the most prestigious boutiques in our country. The following year, he opened in Paris his first boutique and international showroom. His collections were in twenty countries. And from there, he went from strength to strength.
In 2000, he received the “Man of the Year” award from GQ magazine and launched his new fragrance “Verino Pour Homme”, for which he received the “T for Telva for the Best Men’s Fragrance”. He would follow with the launch of several new fragrances for both men and women.
In 2004, he would expand internationally beginning with the opening of the first three corners in the Liverpool department store chain in Mexico. With openings in Riyadh, Amman, Dubai, Athens and Riga in 2006, the Roberto Verino trademark reached its one hundred points of sale across the globe.
In May 2007, he inaugurated his first boutique exclusively for men in the Arturo Soria Shopping Mall in Madrid, and in September, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the creation of his trademark, he inaugurated a retrospective exhibition of his twenty-five years in fashion at the Costume Museum in Madrid.