Ermanno Scervino Spring Summer 2011 women's collection

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23 September 2010

In the Luxos review of runway fashion shows during Milan Fashion Week, Ermanno Scervino's collection was well received by a packed public at Loggia dei Mercanti in Milan, 23 September 2010. The colour is white, but the first impression of apparently icy coolness is offset by warm material contrasts, superb patterns of square pleats meandering across sections of a garment, lacy open-work on the sides of tiny bodice-like dresses with waspish waist and a short bell-skirt reminiscent of Victorian lingerie, areas of transparency contrasting with more full-bodied textile and right through to highly-textured chunky cableknit and honeycomb knitwear. The overall white is relieved by some pieces in flesh, yellow, pale blue, leather, and the boudoir feel is gloriously contrasted with contemporary asymmetry, one sleeve differing from another, one shoulder exposed and one covered, and even a supremely ironic semi-collar...

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