Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milan: Over the past few years, Salvatore Ferragamo has quietly become one of the more interesting collections of Milan Fashion Week. This season, designer Massimiliano Giornetti displayed that innately Italian propensity for sexy yet elegant fashion that appeals to women of all ages. The result was a highly cinematic (think Barbara Stanwyck or Joan Crawford in an MGM boardroom showdown) and utterly desirable collection full of hip-hugging pencil skirts and razor sharp trenchcoats. Traditional business checks, pinstripes, and herringbone were sexed up with sheer blouses, pussycat bows and fur chubbies. Giornetti’s sultry 40s and 70s silhouettes were bang on-trend, and cleverly avoided any unfortunate 80s “Working Girl” parallels. The house’s signature shirtdresses evolved into a wrapped shape and appeared in fabrications ranging from menswear-inspired wools to sequined silk tulle. The pinstripe version model Isabeli Fontana wore to open the show was devastating in its tailored simplicity. Stanwyck would have approved.
Color: Black / Gray / White / Navy
Key Items: Shirtdresses / Pinstripe tailoring / Trenchcoats / Double breasted jackets and coats / Sheer blouses / Pencil skirts
Materials: Wool / Fur / Chiffon / Leather / Velvet
Print + Pattern: Pinstripes / Herringbone and houndstooth / Checks and plaids / Geometric prints
Details + Trim: Sequins / Bows / Transparency
Accessories + Footwear: Exotic skin clutches / Narrow leather belts / High-heeled leather pumps
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