May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Milan: After a fall collection almost devoid of color, Salvatore Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti presented a fevered backlash against the minimalist restraint of seasons past for spring. Seizure-inducing tropical prints and vivid colors were splashed onto harem pants, billowy blouses, sarong-style dresses and leather safari jackets that referenced Yves Saint Laurent’s saharienne collection, perhaps, a few seasons too late. Metallic fabrics further amped up the flash, and the models’ wavy coifs took glamour to over-the-top levels. Last season’s nod to masculine tailoring lingered in bias-placed plaids and boxy suits that, too, were dipped in electric hues. The collection definitely made a statement for ornamentation and decadence, although in its bold-faced approach, delivered more of a deafening shrill than a ringing endorsement. – Nivara Xaykao
Silhouette: Harem / Boxy (suits)
Color: Hot pink / Turquoise / Electric blue / Ultraviolet / Chartreuse / Mandarin orange / Gold
Key Items: Sarong dress / Wrapped tulip skirt / Harem jumpsuit / Peasant blouse
Print + Pattern: Tropical foliage / Leopard / Pinstripes / Bias plaid / Scarf prints
Materials: Habotai / Charmeuse / Foiled jersey / Lamé / Leather
Details + Trim: Halter necks / Glass bugle beads
Accessories + Footwear: Sashes / Plastic bangles / Bucket bags
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