Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ermanno Scervino MFW fall 2016





Admittedly, this is not a collection that I usually follow but desperate times require desperate measures and that means I am looking at most collections whether familiar territory or not. Well, here it paid off as I am happy to say that this is a collection that actually looks like a collection meaning day, cocktail and evening clothes.  Huzzah!

 
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Without even knowing much about the designer, it was apparent that this is designed by a designer with a skill set that demonstrates a deep understanding of the past and present of fashion. In plain words, Mr. Scervino has a respect and depth of knowledge that spans longer than the 15 minutes which most designers seem to think is sufficient.

 
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When is the last time we saw real ensembles ... you remember those... coats and dresses! Then of course there is the overview of a collection that actually looks as if it was designed and not punched out by a neophyte design team lead by an unqualified so called creative director  and all  trying to be the latest and greatest while delivering just another me too collection.

 
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Yes, this is what fashion was and still can be when collections are executed with deft hand and a sense of reality that overshadows the popular so called wisdom of a fawning and uninformed media. Some truly standout pieces such as the leopard coats, the laces, the suits and coats and yes they are pretty much ageless even though some may skew to the extremes. For me, I was quite taken by the suitings in particular a brown heavy tween, the blacks and a few of the herringbone pieces. As I have said before, imagine clothes that re actually salable and that you can imagine women wearing ... what a concept!

 
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For a relatively nascent independent designer business I say KUDOS to you and your brand of fashion.
 
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PS  ... maybe the new trend is no trend!