Big waist belts and floating hemlines inspired by Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon were all over the Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini spring/summer 2017 runway show at Milan Fashion Week. Every ensemble was exciting and irrefutably beautiful. The overall look of the collection was artfully distinct with touches of fraying on the hems, risqué plunging necklines and intentionally dropped shoulder straps.
The appearance overall was not uptight, but as flowing as the lines of the dresses. Though stunning, it was not the least bit serious or overdone and it is hard not to love every step of each ensemble. The touch of the ‘80s in the studded, wide leather belts was a great abstract element against the lightweight materials, ruffles and lace all throughout the collection.
As the Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini spring 2017 runway show was set to begin, designer Lorenzo Serafini smudged herbs in a method similar to smudging sage as an effort to clear energy and for good luck. The burning of the dried leaves was an interesting start, but as the clothes were made months ago it may have been more for good moods and reception of the audience.
He needn’t have worried, as the collection was a well-received smash that was as brilliantly well thought out as everything else about the brand. As an example, the price point for the Philsophy Di Lorenzo Serafini clothing is expensive, but not out of reach expensive, which gives it emotional value as well. Saving up for these pieces and ensembles is a process that causes people to examine if they really want the item they are purchasing and here the answer is a resounding yes.
A large number of the pieces in the Philosophy spring/summer 2017 collection are easy to style in multiple ways and will look good on more than one silhouette. The studded leather obi belt is a great accessory that could work with nearly anything else in the collection.
The high-low ruffle hemmed skirt that featured a pattern on a light yet vibrant yellow on the outside and a rich, dreamy blue on the visible inside is a favored item that is nothing short of whimsical. The skirt was paired with a black knit top and dangling necklace as well as a small, cute studded black leather handbag.
Another interesting look was the high-necked ruffle detailed long sleeve shirt in the floral on yellow patterned material. This was paired with a lace-up denim corset over denim shorts and calf-high denim boots with laces wrapped around them. While the dresses were the best, every piece was wonderful.
Photos courtesy of Vogue