Nymphette

Floating nymph like models gliding almost barefoot down the runway. The beauty of the Ferretti show was following an already emerging theme of tranquil calmness, think Erdem, but add a lot more chiffon and embroidery of these incredible gowns. The prints were there on the material but the fabrics still sheer and light.  Knits were added to layer, and few more tailored pieces of trenches and shorts yet still the heaviness was avoided. A carefree vibe of the 70's was in the air, crochet, pintucks, and loose hair.

source: wwd photogrpaher: mauricio miranda

The ease of the floppy hats, the flowing skirts and the general feeling lazy summer made me want to be there - especially as the rain pours down outside.

If Ferretti is the day time relaxed river side nymph, then your Gucci girl is polar opposite. Colourfully vibrant, slick hair and red lips. Out came a colour blocking of enormous proportions. As noticed by WWD, the girls, if they were in colour, were not highly decorated in accessories of tassels, fringing and jewels but if they were in the subtle tones then it was piled high. The reference was back to the 70's glamour puss, another trend favourite. Gold and luxurious fabrics of the safari suiting had been intricately weaved and knotted. Leathers, suede and python materials were worked into the looks to lift the glamour stakes sky high, along with the shoes. They were by no means flat and ethereal but high, bold and meant business. The finale of evening dresses were all of the beginning of the show melted into one. Colour, feathers, fringing, gold and jewels. Ooooh spring next year will be fun.

source:style.com photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com