Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron recently presented their fifth season of Gianfranco Ferré, unveiling the Gianfranco Ferré spring/summer 2014 collection at Milan Fashion Week, bringing a breath of fresh air to the new season fashion trends. Featuring a high dose of elegance and femininity spiced up with a typical English vibe, this high-class collection promises to drop a classy bomb to your wardrobe this spring!
Sharply and strictly cut silhouettes represent the main conceptual background of the line. The kimono-inspired motives and origami folds are another angle of concentration. The “magnetic hauteur and sensual naturalness” of the famous and tragic supermodel of the eighties Gia Carangi and her “extreme femininity that has no fear of assimilating a masculine force” are the thematic grounds of the Gianfranco Ferré spring/summer 2014 collection.
It’s not that absolutely all the pieces are perfectly wearable and comfortable to put on every day, however they are indeed unique and individual, carrying a specific distinguishing touch. Thus, a vast variety of techniques and accessories are used to create the peculiar images of the line. They include draping, folding, cropping and cutting to most incredible outlines and shapes. The main type of the latter is the architectural forms and asymmetrical approach towards the skirts and dresses.
The cool and excessively wide obi belts fasten those cute dresses, thoroughly altering the shapes of the pieces. The bold V-cuts and deep splits add a pinch of sexuality to the pieces, yet leaving little for the imagination. The use of the zipper elements with some coats is another interesting solution chosen for these garments. The top-pants combos are eye-catching as well, demonstrated not only via straight pants but also by cropped ones.
The bustier jumpsuits are the coolest part of the Gianfranco Ferré spring/summer 2014 collection, with the floor length sumptuous dresses being the most elegant ones. Shot silk is one of the key fabrics used to create the desired effect of the pieces.
Coming to the color palette, we notice the overwhelming shades of whites, being combined with greenish and navy blue tones sometimes. Summing up, we can clearly say that the Gianfranco Ferré spring/summer 2014 collection is another example of a nice play of shapes with colors put on a primarily important conceptual background.
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