Hold the prosecco. Italian designers are demonstrating a taste for whiskey this season, with Rossella Jardini the latest to embrace all things Scottish.
Her tartan tuxedos, mini kilts and taut jackets fastened with leather buckles came festooned with embroidered “M” crests and accessorized with glengarry bonnets.
Jardini cited late American fashion plate Ann Bonfoey Taylor as the starting point for the collection, inspired by her penchant for skiing and horseback riding, along with the crème de la crème of French couture. That explained the slim trousers with built-in peplums — which looked terrific under cropped riding jackets — and such offbeat combos as a striped ski sweater tucked into fringed suede Pocahontas pants.
As an interlude, there was what Jardini called “indispensable black and white,” including a rugby shirt-cum-jumpsuit, and a finale of lustrous 3-D jacquards whorled into sweet dresses with undulating ruffles. And yes, there was bagpipe music for the finale.