In his show notes, Ermanno Scervino promised “a new daywear, poised between casual and tailored,” but for the most part, these weren’t exactly clothes for every day.

The designer took a stab at the idea through the filter of his dressy proclivities, most notably by bonding casual fabrics like cotton canvas with fancier satins, laces and muslins, often in contrasting colors. A sleeveless khaki coatdress, for example, had yellow satin lapels and a sporty khaki jacket was lined in pink, a tone made obvious via rolled-up sleeves.

With his bold embellishments, Scervino’s take on denim was anything but street. A jacket had a relaxed cut but was decorated in crystals and worn over a pin-up-style denim bra top and light blue silk pants, while the lapels of a trenchcoat were bedecked in Swarovski stones for a look that was more evening than day.

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