Gianfranco Ferre Spring/Summer 2014

Beautifully crafted garments with clever use of pleating and construction came down the catwalk in clinical whites, sandy nudes, olive greens and powder greys and blues. Plunge necklines were seen tapered in just below the waist with stunning oversized and overlapped bow belts, as if this present surprise were lavish in it’s style.

Angular lines took over in the form of square cut collars, cuffs, pockets, hems, lapels and split seams. A stunning all white look, complete with crisp tapered trousers, a slinky silk vest and clinical mac coat added a fresh fierceness of a modern working woman with a fearless attitude; white is the new colour of the can-do superwoman. Beautiful folds in the garments, seemingly accidental creases; complemented the drapery that took place on blazers, pant jumpsuits, calf length dresses. Metallic accessories lifted the muted palette and the hair and make-up reflected the message clearly; simple, slightly undone, clean and unfussy.

Silk and satin, voile and organza have been draped in often asymmetrical directions, but always following the flow of the body, elongating the silhouette, lending more curve to the waist and flattering the neckline. Shapes architectural without being rough, soft without being sweet, just chic and grace in black, white and pearl shimmers.