Monday, February 28, 2011

Salvatore Ferragamo AW11 - Milan Fashion Week

Salvatore Ferragamo

Not for the first time at Milan Fashion Week have we seen an established house produce a collection that so obviously portrayed a mix of light femininity with bold masculinity. This was a very overt take on a trend that looks to be building momentum, one which will please the women with a classy, androgynous dress sense.

Massimilliano Giornetti produced a series of pinstripe, (jumpsuit  with matching blazer and overcoat shown below) houndstooth and check all in suiting fabrics and played them against ultra-light sheer silks, animal print and furs. The autumnal colour palette of black, white and grey produced a strong photo negative monochromatic effect but it felt like it needed an injection of colour; just one.

The cut of the fabrics although perfect was reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurents iconic tailoring and shape. Giornetti did however sex up the collection with a few pieces of leather and dresses cut down as far as the naval. 

Time to get out the houndstooth and pinstripe that probably occupies a space in a vacuum packed storage bag under your bed!

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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