Ermanno Scervino Fall Winter 2016

Ermanno Scervino Fall Winter 2016 is one of my favorite collections from Milan Fashion Week.

My favorite look is the first one, the trench with the hat. I find it so French and masculine, but utterly sensual at the same time. A reason to that might be the mystery that makes every outfit a lot more attractive.

At Milan Fashion Week I had the chance to discover various FW16 collections created by incredibly talented designers. The ones that caught my attention? Ermanno Scervino, a brand you all know of course! ‘The Mosaic Woman’ is the name of his Fall/Winter 16-17 collection, a very modern and sophisticated one, inspired by woman’s beauty.

Ermanno Scervino firmly believes in Beauty, as his guiding star. “Beauty is eternal. What else can I say? When it’s there, it doesn’t fade,” said the designer before the show.

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The couture vision of Ermanno Scervino bursts into the everyday life, expressing an aesthetic that looks at the world of the Arts. Masculine and feminine dialogues interact, without confusion. The woman chooses a new uniform to emphasize her femininity.

The hand craftsmanship is the unique protagonist of the collection. Pictorial suggestions for macrame-petit Damier, engraved and overlapped. Delicate references to the mosaics are transformed into coats and masculine suits or in hyper-feminine dresses, in gold metallic shades, silver, and bronze. Like an impressionist painting, the neutral and pale colors create a three-dimensional movement on dresses and tops. Patterns are very easy to use, but it is a lot more difficult to create something beautiful in monochrome.

Pay attention to the key looks … A wave of Victorian Gothic, for dresses, coats and total black looks. The waistline is highlighted, the details are precious: lingerie-inspired, multicolor fur finishing on collars and lapels, Art nouveau floral motifs.

The MUST HAVE of Ermanno Scervino Fall Winter 2016 collection is the fox helmet.

If Scervino were a New York designer, his clothes could have been perfect for the sophisticated ladies with a good social life. For example,  a pair of leopard-print coats in silk jacquard that seemed made for a Park Avenue doyenne.

But here is where Scervino’s Italian flair kicked in. He added to their dense patterns a voluminous multicolor fox and mink collar that screamed of voluptuous glamour. The same could be said of his very Italian sense of embellishment and decoration, which was in full display on tweed short coats embroidered with colorful paillettes appliqués.

The luxe factor was obviously in the choice of fabrics and in the exquisite execution. Sensuality also peeked in, with see-through long dresses in coated lace. A touch of Victorian, they conveyed a sense of elegant seduction.

“Yes, Seduction!” enthused Scervino. “Femininity is everything!”

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Now, about my look from that day. The hat I received it as a gift three years ago and was the perfect choice for fashion week, especially for rainy days. It has a retro twist, which was exactly what I needed for my pink outfit at MFW. The black color makes it a perfect choice for nearly every outfit.

When I arrived in Milan, I realized that the cold weather was a big problem for us fashionistas. Therefore, on my fourth day of Milan Fashion Week, to the Blumarine and Ermanno Scervino Fall Winter 2016 shows, I had to dress as warm as I could. That morning I was feeling so tired and sleepy. My feet were killing me and I was freezing. So I decided to wear the only wool coat I took with me at Milan Fashion Week, made by talented Romanian Designer Andrea Tincu.

The oversized sleeves and the ingenious construction in two colors were excellent for turning heads in Milan.

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Happy I was warm, as it started raining like crazy, but that only made the photos look even more beautiful.

See you tomorrow with the most exciting experience from MFW, Front Row at Philipp Plein Fashion Show.

Photo Credit:   David Ghisa Photographer