Milan Fashion Week: Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 16

Milan Fashion Week: Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 16

Unexpected austerity

Massimiliano Giornetti’s Spring/Summer 16 lineup at Milan Fashion Week for Salvatore Ferragamo suggested that long cotton dresses are the ultimate answer to spring style woes. Take a closer look at the full collection here...

In billowing cotton and flouncy ruffles of chiffon, dresses of longer lengths were the main attraction as Massimiliano Giornetti sent his Spring/Summer 16 collection for Salvatore Ferragamo down the runway on Monday. In a darker palette that felt predominantly black, the collection appeared with pops of bright orange, cornflower blue and variations of chartreuse. Some striped and multicoloured, exuded summer ease with a Spanish flair – though this wasn't a reference that Giornetti highlighted in his show notes. Instead, the collection notes highlighted Giornetti's interest in creating "a noble and solemn portrait, marked by a feeling of lightness and unexpected austerity."   

Details in the collection appeared in the form of feathers and fur that worked their way around the sleeves of dresses and skirts which added a sense of movement and texture to otherwise solid and sturdy fabrics. The cape came as a key piece for outerwear in cotton and knit, fastened with undone ties. As seen on the runways at New York Fashion Week, Giornetti's sense for Spanish flavour appeared in the form of ruffles and ties added to romantic silhouettes. Discover the collection in full via the gallery below... 

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