hauteF1001MILAN, Feb 25, 2010 / FW/ — For Haute Fall 2010, designer Cristina Lombardi found inspiration of femininity in the 1940s, not a loud one but merely a whisper, discovered through a particular detail.

That of a sleeve, a lapel… or possibly a jewel-collar bedecked by baguettes, which becomes an original decorative complement for daywear or evening.

The clothes also bring to mind Japan; suggestive oriental atmospheres are evoked through the significance of volumes, cuts and colors.

Jackets and capes in organza padded in wool and fur opt for a wide sleeve that – embellished by oriental-style decorations, in same color or in contrast – bare the elbow as focus for seduction.

The riding trousers offer an Amazon feel – in lamé, wool and velvet – to be combined with chiffon shirts or jersey tops. Stretchy fabrics bring a shine to skirts and trousers, to be worn with the padded organza trench or parka, with fur finishing.

Individual items star: the egg-shaped skirt with a drawstring, and for eveningwear, lace and hand-dyed organza as fil rouge for the long gown.

Volumes: ample in details yet seductive in the figure.
Colours: a single note of red, beige hues, pink and grey.
But also black, burgundy, indigo, ebony and ivory.