Italian fashion houses Blumarine and Ermanno Scervino unveil luxurious autumn-winter 2016/2017 lines, full of craftmanship and fur. Rough Cut – no reporter narration.
Fur in Blumarine and Scervino women’s fall lines
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Fur took centre stage at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday (February 27, 2016) with Italian brands Blumarine and Ermanno Scervino presenting plenty of it in their luxurious womenswear creations for next winter. Amid softening demand for luxury goods, namely from major market China, fashion brands are looking to stand out and woo customers with their intricately-made clothes and accessories. At Blumarine, designer Anna Molinari offered all-fur belted coats and jacket and skirt suits, fur-lined sheer dresses as well as fur-heeled shoes and flip flop sandals with fur interiors in her “Moonlit Nocturne” collection. Models wore long earrings with furry pom-poms. Fur even came on Blumarine handbags. The designer, who used a colour palette of mainly sage, pink and brown, also offered leopard print and floral — the latter embroidered on jeans as well as printed on tops and chiffon dresses. For the evening, there were long multi-colour palette striped dresses. Designer Ermanno Scervino also sought to showcase Italian craftsmanship in his collection called “The Mosaic Woman” with pleated as well as thick lace dresses, tweed coats decorated with sparkling sequined flowers and embroidered evening wear. Small coloured squares formed mosaic-like coats, trouser suits and dresses in metallic gold, bronze and silver. Scervino put fur cuffs and collars on white, burgundy and black coats. He also added coloured fur collars on some jackets and coats and said the “must have” item was a fox helmet. Scervino also presented all-black Victorian Gothic-inspired dresses and coats. Flashes of yellow and shades of grey were also seen on some of his creations, which were accessorised with kitten-heeled boots as well as platform shoes. Milan Fashion Week, in which designers present their autumn/winter 2016/2017 womenswear collections, runs until Monday (February 29, 2016).