Ermanno Scervino Autumn/Winter 2017

The opening look at Ermanno Scervino was a masculine Prince of Wales pantsuit that was cut with laser-cut precision—its tailored jacket had a flattering fitted hourglass shape and the pants were elongated, fluid and slouchy. The model was also wearing comfortable and sturdy brogues. It was a departure from Ermanno’s typical ultra femminine clothes.

The palette was a mixture of ivory, blush pink, navy blue, midnight black, burnt orange, vibrant red, khaki green, charcoal grey and taupe.

Over-the-knee black flat biker boots added some tough spunk to the collection, which complemented the tailored mannish outerwear of slightly oversized proportions.

His Military-inspired coats had a strong, protective and powerful vibe.  But Scervino couldn’t go without a generous helping of the femminine and sensual glamor that he loves. Lots of diva-worthy fur collars and striped mink sleeves added a softer and more ladylike touch to corduroy city coats, while flimsy, see-through dresses in chantilly and Valenciennes lace or point d’ésprit peeked alluringly under beautiful, voluminous coats in checkered wools.

Embellishments were handled with a certain type of restraint. The designer focused instead on exquisite textures, as in an off-white tuxedo in wool macramé, whose jacket had a built-in corset which gave a sexy roundness to the hips. A long matching duster with a white fox collar was thrown over the shoulders with feigned nonchalance. It looked feminine, assertive and quite sensational.

But my personal favorites were the see-through ivory lace dress with the mink stole and the see-through icory lace dress that was sparkling in beautiful iridescent sequins and came with a charcoal grey coat to tone down the girliness.

A stunning collection which had a great mixture of both masculine and femminine attributes! Brava!!

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