Tommaso Aquilano and Robert Rimondi’s second collection for Gianfranco Ferré, while classic in its black and white colour palette, is undoubtedly perfectly modern and chic. The sophisticated cut and fabric choices for each piece is what makes this collection special. Crisp white jackets with broad, round shoulders along with higher waists elongate figures and play with proportion. And normally I don't go for the military-inspired look, but the pieces that were military-esque in this collection were done so well; more of a nod than an exact copy.
All of that being said, this isn't a perfect collection. The metallic and silver, combined with stark black and white and minimalistic cuts, although beautiful, are quite same old same old. However, the attitude of this show is what's modern to me. There's a confidence here, and a heavy dose of glam combined with heroin-chic boys with pale skin. There's no denying these clothes have a look of effortless chic.
- The Velvet Scientist