Gianfranco Ferré
By Anna Glassman

FRESHLY FLUID Milan: Gianfranco Ferré designers Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron have done a lot to further the sharply cut modernism of the Italian …

Feb 25, 2013
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FRESHLY FLUID
Milan: Gianfranco Ferré designers Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron have done a lot to further the sharply cut modernism of the Italian label, developing a look unusual for the Milan runway. This season they announced a fresh start for their work, but luckily enough of their signature successes remained in play for F/W 13, including tailored smoking jackets with wide shoulders, tapered cropped trousers and swooping, asymmetrically wrapped outerwear. A new sense of fluidity crept in beyond the diagonal slashes and swaddled funnel necks, producing creamy silken coats and peachy satin dresses cinched with crocodile corset belts elongated and looped like tentacles. Evening made floor length gowns both sexy and elegant, their layered skirts full of movement and their halter necklines far more approachable than last season’s tiny, body-conscious cocktail dresses.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Tapered / Asymmetric / Elongated / Sharp / Wrapped / Halter

Color: White / Black / Navy / Cream / Tan / Peachy nude / Graphite coco

Key Items: Smoking jackets / Halters / Sharply tailored cropped trousers / Wide silk blouses / High waist wrapped skirts / Capes with wide lapels / Fluid halter dresses / Fluffy wide neck sweaters / Long coat dresses / Cropped lustrous furs / Satin gowns

Materials: Satin / Silk / Angora / Leather / Mink / Felted wool

Print + Pattern: Colorblocking

Details + Trim: Batwing sleeves / Pleating / Shoulder slashes / Funnel necks / Zippers / Leather sleeves / Wide lapels / Wrapped asymmetric necklines / Slashed skirts

Accessories + Footwear: Pointed boots with wide ankle straps / Looped crocodile utility belts / Leather bib necklaces / Chain embroidered boxy handbags / Stacked metal bangle bracelets / Metal tube chokers / Big crocodile sling bags / Clutches with chain straps

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