A very minimal ‘less is more’ collection of chic daywear by the design duo Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi who began as creative directors at the Italian fashion house in 2009 following the passing of Gianfranco Ferré in 2007.
All fastenings were hidden and any straps were more linguini thin than spaghetti, same for the oh-so-spikey heels. Glamour was achieved through stripes of texture, flashes of silver metal and open backed dresses.
Necklines were streamlined and either turtle shaped or to the collarbone that put emphasis on the curve of the shoulder. Otherwise pencil skirts or super skinny trousers delivered the long, thin silhouette. It was all very neat. Embellishments came via silver beading in the closing dresses and body-con, bandage strips, a kind of Hervé Legere meets Céline mix, on looks sprinkled throughout the collection.
The patent leather galoshes were very interesting, something that’s emerging as a footwear trend for next autumn. Models Karmen Pedaru, Sigrid Agren and Alana Zimmer walked the runway and Abbey Lee closed the final walk through.