How does a cashmere house ride out the summer? By developing lightweight versions of every luxury material in the book.


Fabiana Filippi’s spring collection contained a wealth of warm-weather options, including a coat made from the softest white crocodile-embossed napa leather; a hoodie in a combination of nylon and paper-thin suede, and a sleeveless A-line dress that was one of several items cut from a feathery fil coupé white cotton.


Sparkly touches abounded, from the sequins sprinkled onto neutral-toned knits to the Lurex collar on a silk bomber jacket. Fine silver chains were also used as a decorative element.


The brand is rapidly expanding, having opened stores in Venice, Rome, London and Paris this year. It plans to open additional boutiques in the most strategic international luxury capitals, where its effortlessly elegant look is sure to appeal to busy women looking for an upscale spin on casualwear.