Saturday, 28 February 2009

Roving Reporter : Gianfranco Ferre

I first saw Ferre show a number of years ago, at a kind of 'retrospective' fashion show at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
It was a total fashion fest and one of the greatest shows I have ever seen. With not long since we lost one of our greatest fashion masters, this is only the second collection from the new Creative Directors of the brand 'Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi'.
Sadly and thankfully Ferre is not around to see that the parent company of the brand, IT Holding SpA, this week declared bankruptcy, so whether this collection ever gets to see the stores is still marked with a '?'
This is desperately sad as the collection was beautiful. It had intense detailing, gorgeous fabrics and stunning tailoring. It was so hard hitting and trend led, yet somehow was a step above the others.

This stunning jumper, was intensely worked on. So textured, this metallic grey, belted  at the waist was a real show stopper. Check out the on trend shoulders, so eighties!

This texture was then worked into a series of other items, including this snow white, speckled coat/dress. Again belted, it just makes me sad, thinking that this collection maybe the very last. Where is LVMH to buy out!

The new tux is here! Sleek, skinny trousers worn with the most gorgeously, draped jacket, incredible shoulders and beautiful lapels. WOW!

I love this playful outfit. Slightly out of character with the rest of the collection which is so super sophisticated! The bow detail is cute, while the shiny, peg legs are definitely only for the young and totally trendy. It was quite Charles Anastase. 

Origami, fluted, draped, skirt, 'How Very Dior'.
Gunmetal grey / silver is a huge A/W 09 look. Yay!

Love everything about this look! Literally everything. The mix of blue / green tones is perfection in mismatch! Draped pencil skirts are everywhere right now, so how can that be wrong, and the velvet, tux style jacket is soooooo beautiful! Im so bored of the word eighties, by my goodness how hardcore is that look!

Naturally, there was the maxi dress. This is so well cut, great side panels too! Extremely sleek in its cut, but the bias line on it makes it super flattering.

I have to go away and cry now, at the thought that this may never reach fashionistas! :-(

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, that is incredibly tragic that only 2 seasons later the whole brand will fold. LVMH should be bailing out brands like this, not people like Gareth Pugh!


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