Runway Report: Ermanno Scervino Fall 2016

A new type of woman walked down the catwalk of Ermanno Scervino’s show in Milan this past Saturday. Nothing of the brand’s high-end craftsmanship was lost, but that hyperfeminine lady we were used to see, broadened her aesthetic and added more masculine elements.

The new collection for next Autumn Winter 2016-2017 finds inspiration in the world of Arts. Pictorial suggestions for macramé-petit damier, engraved and overlapped. Delicate references to the mosaics inspired lace dresses, alternating with coats with a military rigour, Victorian gothic suits, bustiers with maxi skirts, long dresses with deep slits in gold metallic shades, silver and bronze.

Rich embroideries gave a luxurious touch to military coats embellished with multicolor fur finishing on collars and lapels, while a jacket and a skirt worked in tweed fabrics detailed with sparkling Art Nouveau floral decors. Like an impressionist painting, overlapping strokes of color/non-color create a three-dimensional movement on dresses and tops.

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Julia Urgel is a journalist and producer based in Madrid who contributes to a multitude of magazines –Marie Claire México, Vanidades México, Gentleman Spain and writing about fashion, celebrities and beauty. With an MBA in fashion -and a future PhD in fashion too- she is a university proffesor at Centro Universitario Villanueva and director of the specialization course Wedding Event Planner. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @julia_urgel