Referencing the geometric shapes of the Art Deco movement as inspiration for her Genny spring collection, creative director Sara Cavazza translated them into a lineup that, while clean and graphic, on occasion looked a bit too stiff. Cutouts and slits gave a sexy edge to short tunics and jumpsuits – which she mainly worked in iridescent fabrics – infusing them with an updated Eighties-inspired feel.
Cavazza also played with a motif that evoked the work of painter and designer Sonia Delaunay. She used it as embroidery on the sides of suit trousers and on a long fil coupé silk dress with deep front slits, which she worked in a bright emerald tone that stood out in a palette dominated by shades of white with metallic accents.
The collection’s most convincing results came when Cavazza kept the silhouette softer, delivering airy, feminine blouses with embroidered wrists as well as fluid goddess gowns, their waists cinched with metallic belts.