The Davii woman is a sensual warrior, and her new wardrobe juxtaposes long and draped tunic dresses layered under and over eco-leather sculptural kimonos and structured jackets with glove-shaped sleeves. The textiles are multiple, and the same fabric is used in different ways. Silk can be as soft as chiffon or marble-printed light crepe and as heavy as organza or couture gazar.
Fabiano Fernandes dos Santos established his DAVII brand in 2016 when he left Brazil for Porto and created his first Haute Couture Atelier, after a number of collaborations in Sao Paolo and a 10-year partnership with the Arnaldo Ventura group. Stay up to date on the newest in the world of Fashion, Arts, Beauty and Lifestyle; Follow FAB on Instagram.
In his Atelier in Porto, where he is finally indulging his passion for fashion inspired by Haute Couture and contemporary design, he created his first collection of handmade, unique garments based on Eastern volumes and proportions alongside art nouveau pleats and drapes, where materials are as impalpable and flowing as organza and as basic as raw silk, and absolute black and purple hues are lightened by hints of pastel colours and vintage prints featuring the 50’s vivid geometric chromatics.
DAVII | Techno velvet for turtleneck
In this latest collection, Fernandes employs techno velvet for turtleneck tunic dresses, short bubble bombers, or martial suits. Wool for the white long dress, which is pleated like a “chiselled stone’. The Davii woman walks fearless in her boots, showing her legs but hiding her neck. Black, white, stone, and dragon’s blood are her colours.
His iconographic research in printouts reaches out to Persian art and Basqt’s Russian ballets, harmoniously mingling with contemporary tribal influences. Early in 2019, Fernandes opened his atelier in the Beaux Arts district of Porto, Rua Duque da Terceira 358, combining the poetics of his clothes with accurate research of objects and furniture, as well as international modern antiques. This latest DAVII collection is showcased in established boutiques in Porto, Madrid, and Milan.