Ermanno Scervino once said, “Women should not be victims of their dress.” These words were never truer than in his Autumn|Winter 2013 ready-to-wear pieces. When viewing this collection, I felt like I had been brought back to a time of old Hollywood glam. Gray suits commenced the show with hints of masculinity balanced by feminine tailoring. Whether the models were adorned in a high-necked dress, open back or draped neckline, Scervino displayed how a lady can be empowering yet seductive.
The elegance of the fur and chiffon wraps draped around the necks along with the light dustings of Swarovski crystals blazing the burgundy angora sweaters matched with long leather gloves had me daydreaming of Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita. The colors cream and beige paired with animal prints and the fur foulards tied around the head made me think of Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Mr. Scervino has a passionate taste for heroines, which is strongly evident in his designs. His opulent creations are never meant to overshadow the grace and beauty of the lady wearing them. | Marielle Larkin
pictures courtesy Giovanni Giannoni