The Ermanno Scervino Spring/Summer 2016 collection explores the suggestive effects of lace: matching and overlapping layers for a seductive and sensual touch. Tuxedo dustcoats in various materials: in multi-layered lace, doubled pashmina coupled with lace, raffia, lasered canvas or the new military-style organza. Jacquard prints in floral motifs with red accents on a macramè backround. Pastel nuances, impalpable muslins, "safari" style jumpsuits.
“It’s a passion play of opposites,” said an upbeat Ermanno Scervino backstage before rushing out to greet Italy’s First Lady, Agnese Landini, a friend and loyal client. The collection he presented today celebrated his signature hyper-feminine, Italian-diva style, though he tempered it with a contrasting dose of masculine and sporty elements. Fortunately for Scervino’s fans, this did not tarnish the glam factor; on the contrary, it polished the edges, giving the lineup a contemporary feel.
Craftsmanship took center stage with an elaborate display of materials, textures, and finishes. Lace was utilized in myriad ways—bonded with a double layer of delicate guipure, embroidered with macramé and jacquard feuillage, and fused with cashmere pashmina to sumptuous effect. The silhouettes were either elongated and slim or sensual and shapely; evening fabrics were worked into tailored day coats and pantsuits. Light organza gave shape to a classic tuxedo duster worn with cropped pants and flat embroidered babouches. In another clever conception, a sporty olive green jumpsuit was paired with a luxe mink jacket dyed a bright shade of bubblegum pink. Masculine shirts in crisp striped poplin were a chic counterpoint to tight duchesse satin pencil midi skirts, while shades of lipstick red served as an unexpected and striking contrast to a delicate periwinkle hue. The result was a lineup of edge and modernity, spicing up Scervino’s trademark sensual touch.
Enjoy the Ermanno Scervino S/S 2016 runway show at the end of this post!
Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories
Photo Credit/Source: The House of Ermanno Scervino
Photos by Kim Weston Arnold/Indigital.com
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A ray of sunlight pierces the Parisian skies on a cloudy January 26th, and illuminates the dome of the Grand Palais. Like a reminder of spring in the middle of winter, it signals the start of Karl Lagerfeld’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 collection show. In an exaltingly bucolic set, a wooden house with closed shutters blends in with the vegetation. The door opens to reveal the first silhouettes. One by one, seeming to slow their pace to better take advantage of the moment, the models wander through this Eden.