Women are craving a time when dressing up will be back and are hopeful for a better future, after worrying for months about the pandemic and prolonged lockdowns. That must have been the thinking behind Ermanno Scervino’s pre-fall collection, a redux of his signature aesthetic that combines tropes of femininity with masculine details.
Scervino’s buoyancy and optimism were reflected by the hourglass-y lace gowns and frilled minidresses, which looked edgier paired with sturdy combat boots. Walking the tricky line between masculine and feminine, he occasionally veered from his signature tailored coats by pairing midi-skirt and lingerie-inspired short dresses with puffer jackets featuring a zingy yellow lining or hooded versions crafted from faux leather.
The designer’s love of mannish fabrics was out in force here: straight-cut blazers combined Irish tweed, Prince of Wales and houndstooth patterns, while tweed dotted with colorful speckles was exquisitely worked into a lace-trimmed slipdress and into an elongated macramé blazer with a floral pattern. Chic.
As his brand turns 20 this year, Scervino is proving his fashion vocabulary can stand the test of time even during the pandemic. With this classy and wearable lineup he once again responded to the needs and desires of his loyal clients. Happy anniversary!