Fall Winter 2011-12


By Gianmarco Gentile

March 2, 2011

Milan, Italy – Inborn glam: hand-knit total look, knee long skirt and floor sweeping overcoats. For the upcoming winter season Ermanno Scervino decided for a sophisticated look created with cashmere blended sweaters and jackets, bell-bottom flare pants and (a lot of) fur. And yet even the most committed animal activists among the fashionistas will be able to shop extensively in the Florentine born fashion designer boutiques, since the majority of fur coats and fur trimmings are made of state of the art, ultra chic faux fur. So why give up the most luxurious piece of clothing a woman could possibly desire when you know that you didn’t event contribute to a mass murder?

A real ‘70s flashback, then, furthered by mini colored bags, pied de poule printed fabrics, glencheck  trouser suits and plenty of golden chains with pendants added up to bright brushes of colors like Bordeaux, ochre, tweed fabrics interwoven with golden, silver and copper-colored lurex. Must haves: maxi overcoats with a little train made of vicuna or knitted, single or double breasted – the matter is: let them steal the scene and be the protagonists of your outfit. Let’s not forget super soft silky jumpsuits with waist belts, bell bottom pants and lean, bald dresses with geometrical necklines. Many blouses with back lacing (adding that retro touch that we always love) and light silky shirts with tie knots on the front gave a sense of refined femininity that agreeably surprised us, since we are used to seeing a more aggressive Scervino woman. Many were also the quotations from the ‘60s. The one I liked the most? An acid yellow plain, short  straight dress in soft wool cloth worn with matching masculine pleated pants, same color long napa gloves and a touch of Diva added by a white fox fur collar and black suede pumps that could barely be spotted under the flare pants. Trés Chic!