It’s time for a Feminine Comeback
In general we saw feminine flirty styling walking FW’s catwalks, whether its Piccione Piccione’s dramatic lipstick pop fuchsia prints and bright red outfits, Leitmotiv going full on 70’s color blocking with splashes of rose buds and flowers, Girl Power is coming back.
This season Ermanno Scervino’s design evoked pure hand craftsmanship and very feminine details from heavy multi color fur hats, florals, lingerie and total black. Putting romance and femininity on a pedestal, Scervino seeks to create the women figure in a very fitted, sculpted and mosaic like silhouette where beauty is the centerpiece.
“io lavoro per le donne“ – I work for women says, designer and founder, Ermanno Scervino, in Italian backstage after the show, emphasizing that a women‘s beauty is always the core inspiration for all his collections.
A mixture of romantic military and uber glamorous evening wear, this season Scervino brings out the personalities and traits in each of his models through natural wavy hair, natural makeup bringing out their distinct facial features.Curly and Wavy hair, backstage shots-taken from Yanie’s Iphone
To create an iconic modern look, Scervino chose the blue-eyed platinum blond hair (now pink) sister of Lucky Blue Smith, Pyper America, to walk down the runway wearing a crafted long laced transparent white dress creating a rebellious youthful effect to the show. It was a clear statement of bold personality and playfulness without being constrained by the traditional rules.
However, with fashion week ending in a roar of super model social media phenomenon’s such as the young Kendall Jenner’s, Jourdan Dunn’s and Gigi Hadid’s of the likes taking over the international runways; we’ve also seen some serious romance trends going on.
From Les Copain’s puristic feminine soft punk look and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s creations, we can see major feminine details coming out of this season collections; pale pallets, pink patent leather, oversized light ruffles on the sleeves and collars, delicate lace and long layers of chiffon dresses, pleated skirts as well as over sized bows on the waistlines and neck were major statements of the ultimatum“ feminine comeback” where today women can be delicate and very bold and strong at the same time.
In general we saw feminine flirty styling, whether its Piccione Piccione’s dramatic lipstick pop fuchsia prints and bright red outfits, Leitmotiv going full on 70’s color blocking with splashes of rose buds, floral prints and purple satin ruffles to Antonio Marras creating his own dark and soft version of romanticism with gloomy elements and key embellishments, whilst Laura Biagiotti creates its own version of the 1930’s China Girl showcasing a journey through time of “desperate love” during those periods ( think Zhou Xun), qipaos, flowy skirts, color blocking pink , fuchsia and mandarin red as well as combining different Chinese inspired designs and elements though time, she takes on a Military and Romantic journey to the silk road. This season, Milan fashion week, brought us back to romantic and dreamy thoughts where each designer interprets love in their own way that is in harmony with their personal universe.
For beauty, with all things of romance in for spring, the darling look was naturally swept off the runway; everything is soft with sexy smoky eyes, beautiful shiny hair and side swept bangs. Cherry or dark red lips, mat taupe, nude pallets and light blush was seen allowing each models to show off their personalities. A perfect example of this was Les Copain’s show. Les Copains Show – Photo by Mattia Greghi
This could simply be a general reaction and current trend of society that women don’t only need to wear the rough studded biker jackets, norm core look, or over sized minimalistic outfits (hiding the whole body) and tailored suits to seem powerful and tough, it can be different.