Runway Report: Ermanno Scervino

“Creativity and modernity: these are the values the Ermanno Scervino woman fights for.” 

For fall 2017, Ermanno Scervino presented a “Soldier of Love.” While typically they produce a very feminine and playful collection, even when manipulating silhouettes in a masculine manner, this season they took the male dress code more literally utilizing military-inspired pieces and textures as well as mannish outerwear in a color way of mostly army green and charcoal which was oversized and boxy in shape.

Heavy tweeds, patches, stripes and fitted combat boots were balanced with barely there lace dresses, vibrantly colored fur details and heavy beading at the shoulders and pocket flaps. The feminine portions of the collection were driven by airy dresses in everything from floor-length to mini skirt silhouettes in a mixture of macrame lace, organza ruffles and plumetis which, thanks to couture techniques, created sensual transparencies throughout each silhouette. Most of the time these pieces were paired with a heavier counterpart – like a corduroy overcoat, pinstriped blazer or even a simple navy a gold belt to accentuate the waist – in order to keep the play of male/female alive while other times it was kept purely flirtatious accentuated with a cluster of tin-man heart pins, a fur stole and croc embossed stilettos.

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