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“I took inspiration from an icon, but I didn’t want to be vintage,” said Ermanno Scervino in the halls of the Società del Giardino, a stone’s throw from the Duomo. The collection sprang from his love for cinema and a casual conversation between Scervino and a costume designer, reminiscing about Ava Gardner’s unrivaled sensuality. The hourglass silhouette was the reference for the dresses on the catwalk. Micro dresses of couture construction with triangular bras and sculpted hips enhanced the model’s curves; diagonal cut jackets had emphasized shoulders and tight waists; evening gowns featured tulle, lace, ruffles and crystal appliqués.

Oversized masculine shapes were found in the sheepskin jackets and worsted wool coats that showed off Scervino’s manufacturing expertise and detailed decorations. Sequin studded pants, one of the brand’s classics, were presented in lime. Velvet sheath dresses were made to resemble a washed out denim: “I took inspiration from my favorite pair of jeans,” said Scervino. When it came to color, Scervino went head-to-toe: A ruby red total look was worn by a model with the same color hair.