MILAN, Sep 22, 2008 / FW/ — Unveiling their first collection for Gianfranco Ferré, Thomas Aquila and Roberto Raimondi paid tribute to the maison’s sartorial style.
The woman’s figure was wrapped in sophisticated but natural geometric shapes and figures. Soft yet powerful curves, the silhouettes emphasized the woman’s vulnerability and strength, two opposing qualities that when put together makes a woman irresistible.
Aquila and Raimondi did not hold back either. Using folds, pleats and layers, they demonstrated their respect for and absolute love of elegance as each layer of fabric caressed the female form.
An oversized ruffle, a gigantic pleat and big pockets became tools for contrasts as the woman’s hourglass figure was emphasized. Fluid and constructed all in one, the collection draws upon the Italian tradition of fine tailoring to define a unique contemporary style which bypasses every hint of folk as it gives life to surprising silhouettes.
Lines and volumes were intertwined, a game of juxtapositions and transformations became apparent with the 3-D quality of the garments and the embellishments. Circles, triangles and rectangles added texture and volume.
Light-capturing designs in gorgeous classic fabrics are adorned with metallic fibers, shimmering even more thanks to the dazzling faceted crystals and iridescent decors.