“My deep desire is to design clothes which disappear once worn by putting at ease, leaving the gestures, words, elegance, beauty, content.”  – Massimo Alba

We love a statement. A statement shoe, a statement bag, a larger-than-life print or a can’t-look-away hue. A devotion to all things fabulously fashion is why we adore and admire characters like Anna Dello Russo and have nothing but props for Givenchy-kilt-sporting Kanye types. So clothes that disappear? Now there’s a novel concept.

We stumbled upon this Massimo Alba quote while perusing the Milan-based designer’s wares, and something stuck. After all, isn’t your wardrobe supposed to be all about framing you? We wouldn’t dream of saying goodbye forever to our statements—but right now, we’re in the mood for shopping for something a bit more subtle. You?


Main image: A look from Massimo Alba’s Spring 2013 collection.