Ter Et Bantine


Casual and concise as the anti-uniform of a revolt – this is Ter et Bantine’s
dresscode for Autumn/Winter 2012/2013.
Manuela Arcari leaves day-to-day items behind to create a wardrobe packed
with eccentric elements designed to have a powerful noir impact.
Military style items, geometrical expansions and a Gothic repertoire are
recurrent traits that multiply and add on to generate the desired dramatic
The colour palette featuring shadowy hues is countered by a few dazzling
white items. The dark vortex is built on every imaginable texture, namely
leather, suede, row wool, bristly synthetics with wet-effect highlights, such
as animal skin and satin weave. The hi-tech style provides them with an
opportunity for juxtaposition. Furs, artful embroidery on ripped fabrics and
hypnotic patterns flock-printed on cloth are arranged as recuperated inserts
of skilled tailoring on a flawless backdrop. Ample coats and skirt suits find
their counterparts in clear cut dresses and tops that stand out against male
The body is concealed for a self-absorbed, Gothic feminine allure.