May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Romanticism always looms large for Francesco Scognamiglio, his muse a young, elegant and slightly demure sentimentalist. Fall saw the designer toughen up, while maintaining a sense of fantasy with simple ruffled silk blouses and retro pleated trousers. His daring moments arrived with a stark black and white animal print, sexy knit crop tops and fur collar jackets as well as theatrical Phantom Of The Opera capes. Although many of these looks were successful, particularly an elongated coat dress with a fluffy mink trim, Scognamiglio was at his best with ensembles which took a carefully calibrated approach between decorous and brave, including lovely long sleeved sheaths with tonal embroidery, or tops that were only semi-sheer.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim & feminine / Tapered
Color: White / Black / Pale mint / Ivory
Key Items: Feminine ruffle blouses / High waist pleated trousers / Cropped fur trimmed jackets / Demure long-sleeved gowns / Crop tops / Capes
Materials: Mink / Semi-sheer chiffon / Silk / Mink / Stretch wool / Patterned satin
Print + Pattern: Stark animal prints / Floral motifs
Details + Trim: Ruffle bibs & collars / Pleats / Scarf necks / Poet sleeves / Fur collars / Cutouts / Embroidery
Accessories + Footwear: Slim leather pumps / Sandals with wide translucent straps / Ear cuffs / Fluffy fur stoles
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