Toni Francesc presented his GARUDÀ Fall/Winter 2011 collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The collection is a narrative on the mythical Phoenix, a bird with red plumage that is said be reborn from its ashes every 500 years. The mythical creature is a symbol of immortality, rebirth and renewal. The GARUDÀ collection represents the cycle of life of the Phoenix from its death in fire to the rebirth from its ashes.
GARUDÀ is focused on fire; its luminous and incandescent colors are the protagonists of the collection: intense golds, oranges and reds are the focus. The energy of the fire brings in ash grays and blacks combined with fabrics and silhouettes that represent the combustion and reemergence of the Phoenix. Garments are composed of luscious silks and wools. Generous, straight forms are combined with volumes that nip in at the waist and hug the body in clean lines that trace the female figure.