Butterflies were the inspiration for Francesco Scognamiglio fall collection. The delicate creatures were evoked not only with multicolor prints splashed on minidresses and silk blouses, but also with laser cuts on velvet dresses and pencil skirts as well as in the lightness and dynamism he injected into the lineup. Ruffles added movement to mini organza dresses, while breezy asymmetric tulle styles were worked in maxi polka dots.
With women looking to be “feminine, rich and exclusive,” according to Scognamiglio, the designer also delivered opulent kidassia fur coats, which balanced the sartorial appeal of draped coats with collars punctuated by studs. The evening gowns celebrated a hyper-sensual femininity with sheer fabrics, skin-tight silhouettes and embellishments accentuating the curves of a woman’s body.