Mirror Palais RTW Spring 2024

Those who aren’t already on the cult-followed train of Marcelo Gaia’s Mirror Palais, might want to think about hopping on board.

Since 2019 the stylist turned designer has been whipping up sensual ready-to-wear, which has done quite well (garnering celebrity attention and selling-out styles, even during the pandemic) due to his keen eye for fit. Gaia also designed a series of custom bridal looks for TikTok star Emily Mariko’s wedding, which gained internet fame this summer.

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For his spring collection, the designer aimed to find a balance between fantasy and wearability, which worked well through his glam lens.

Perpetually inspired by a love of vintage, the line offered a modern ode to flirty, feminine and sexy decade-spanning nostalgia with craftsmanship to match.

“Definitely the late 18th century — there’s a little bit of Marie Antoinette, then a little bit of 1950s Audrey Hepburn and the 1990s supermodels. Eras when women were in their most flowering, and they’re fun,” Gaia said of the season’s inspirations.

Looks spanned from flounced taffeta skirts with little tops to a strong assortment of corsetry (a cream blazer with little shorts; a polka-dotted strapless top with ‘50s capris, or laced up numbers) as well as pretty white day dresses, mushroom-like knife-pleated dresses and ‘90s bodycon bandage styles. Whether leaning into ladylike sensibility with a fluid polka-dot gown or going full femme fatale with sheer, ruffled frocks, Gaia emphasized the importance of offering styles for all body types, utilizing more stretch fabrics, adjustable waist details and a mix of sheer and lined silhouettes throughout.

The looks were glammed up further with jewels from Simon G.

“Diamonds are forever and I hope so is Mirror Palais.”

Launch Gallery: Mirror Palais RTW Spring 2024

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