The quest for beauty, for Ermanno Scervino, is an unavoidable mission, even in a difficult moment like the present one, in which the pleasure of dressing up, embellishing oneself, decorating oneself seems to have lost importance. Giving up formulas, celebrating the most exquisite manual skills in a language made up of contrasts and harmonies, Scervino speaks incessantly about feminine beauty and roots it in the present, working on exact lines, tactile surfaces, refined and unexpected details.
This season preciousness meets the world of sport, opens up to the pragmatism of the street, while keeping the refinement, in a commentary on the thinning of barriers and distinctions, on the mixing of occasions which characterizes fashion today. The tension of opposites, the first principle of Ermanno Scervino’s stylistic dynamics, becomes a dialogue between day and night, inside and out, essential and embroidered, dense and evanescent, fluid and sturdy.
Even the beloved lace is made with soft leather, and so are the down jackets, combined even during the day with crystal-encrusted lace T-shirt dresses. Trousers have side bands, like those for skiing or training, while the short pleated skirts are made with raw-cut neoprene. Exact tailoring has new proportions: coats lengthen, suits combine blazers and Bermuda shorts, even in the tuxedo version.
Large thread embroidery runs through the double-faced paletots, the sheepskin coats, the maxi cardigans. Wool fringes dance everywhere, adding movement. Thick knitwear, touched by flashes of lurex or crossed by bright crystals, is an important presence: pullovers, jackets and bags have enveloping and comfortable shapes. Lace, bouclé, wools, leathers blend harmoniously, creating counterpoints of textures that accompany a chromatic path of neutral colors in which notes of tobacco, green, pink and purple stand out alongside gray, white and black.
The result is a reflection on everyday life, in the manner of Ermanno Scervino.