Alessandro De Benedetti said he was inspired by a dream about the Romeo Gigli heritage, rendered in neon colors. Influenced by the experimental approach of the brand’s founder, the designer played with materials, employing, for example, a fluorescent moiré for a reversible padded trenchcoat and a rubberized cashmere for an oversize perfecto jacket worn with matching Bermuda shorts. Silk and a jersey fabric were also mixed and matched on a range of draped minidresses.

WWD Critique: While he kicked off his adventure at Romeo Giglio last summer with a chic, elegant collection, this season De Benedetti made an abrupt change in direction, injecting his collection with a rave-like, psychedelic, ultra young vibe that felt jarring.

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