This season it’s all about the most sumptuous materials and haute couture tailoring with designers focusing on the tastefully opulent. Leading the pack is Brunello Cuccinelli, who presented an utterly touchable collection where his signature cashmere was enriched with feathers, alligator and sensational metallic beading. The focus was on a casual yet eminently chic look that gives a whole new meaning to daywear.
Ports 1961, has upped the luxury ante, with a collection tailored in stupendous fabrics with a rich luscious hand, exquisitely pleated chiffon, soft, shimmery silk embellished with twinkling crystal embroidery as well as plenty of Astrakhan. Fiona Cibani’s timeless and elegant designs exude lavishness and refinement.
At Ermanno Scervino, the designer outdid himself this season with a lady-like and plush collection; the 50’s inspired silhouettes with wasp waists and A-line asymmetrical skirts had a paradoxically futuristic ethos too, where the future lies in the retrieval of tradition. The collection was crafted in delectable Angora wool, python, organza and crepe de chine with explosions of Swarovski crystals. Fur also took centre stage on collars, as stoles and scarves or adorable head handkerchiefs giving the whole collection an utterly irresistible and deluxe edge. The Scervino woman once again was the embodiment of sophisticated refinement and magnificent on-trend allure.