fall collezioni, milan: francesco scognamiglio
by Jeremy Danté
with a clear direction of more minimal concepts, im still in the process of trying to feel the francesco scognamiglio design signatures out. while glamour is at the forefront of each collection presented, this season was no different. i loved the pure palette of soft neutrals & immaculate whites for the winter; with everyone doing bold colored looks this season, my eyes were immediately drawn to that form of restraint. lavish use of fur was added to dramatized construction of the collections coat lapels while neck lines were interestingly reinterpreted a number of times. one aspect i’ve come to expect from the scognamiglio collections is details- this collection was rooted in simplicity & intricate through details. ruffles, stunning crystalized thigh high boots were two outstanding elements that really brought the glam factor home for me. as the collection came to a close black designs were seen as shots of red completed the show. overall, the collection is a true representation of what i define as italian fashion; thought classical in some respects, a hard hitting form of chic progression is felt being pushed through glances of sophistication & seduction. the collection, though restrained at first glance, is powerful in it’s approach to details. i love this collection, completely, if even for the details alone.