Feb 26, 2015
Rich textures at
Alberta Ferretti, Francesco Scognamiglio, N°21
Feb 26, 2015
From escapist glitz to decorous lace, and a whole lot of textural tapestry in between, the first looks to emerge from Milan's womenswear runway extravaganza have next season nailed.
This season, for many Italian designers, is all about surface texture. Alberta Ferretti's enchanting Renaissance-themed A/W 15-16 collection was laden with textured fabrics and subtle sparkle. An autumnal palette of moss green, rust and gold gave elaborately embroidered silhouettes a chaste medieval feel.
Dark trouser suits and hooded coats were embellished with elaborate tapestry while ethereal come hither peasant blouses and dresses in delicate chiffon and organza, and ankle-length skirts underlined the label's feminine aesthetic.
Celebrities left, right and center will be taking a style note from Francesco Scognamiglio. The stars will be fawning over his show-stopping black sheer mesh gowns that leave little to the imagination. A highlight this season was, however, Scognamilio's romantic focus as demonstrated by lace-edged silhouettes and long dresses in pink dévoré velvet and satin.
At the N°21 show, brocade-shot layered looks and asymmetrical tailoring by Alessandro Dell'Acqua resulted in plenty of wearable office to evening attire. A wool overcoat and a sweater dress featuring embellished desert island-esque tapestry, and charcoal grey cable knitwear paired with standout gold jacquard outerwear, skirts and pants took center stage. Other cool styling features included raised surface texture and fan pleating.
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