Er­manno Scervino fell in love with re­gal Bri­tish ro­mance this sea­son

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The re­gal Bri­tish ro­mance that in­spired Er­manno Scervino’s lat­est line

For the Er­manno Scervino A/W 18 col­lec­tion, the la­bel’s de­signer looked first to the codes of quin­tes­sen­tial aris­to­cratic style, tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from Edward VIII, who ap­pears on the mood­board along­side swatches of tra­di­tional Bri­tish her­ring­bone tweed and pin-striped suit­ing. Heavy mas­cu­line coats are belted and worn over dresses for an al­lure that re­mains res­o­lutely lady-like while of­fer­ing a pi­quant con­trast in tex­tures. ‘I had in my mind some photographs of Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe in over­sized men’s sweaters,’ he says, ‘but still man­ag­ing to look sen­sual.’ For the evening, ex­quis­ite gowns of cas­cad­ing frills and froth­ing Chan­tilly lace re­call the beauty of a blos­som­ing English gar­den in sum­mer­time. ‘I imag­ined hand-cro­cheted or­ganza ruf­fles that bloom like roses. Over­all, the col­lec­tion defines the Er­manno Scervino woman in all her dif­fer­ent ex­pres­sions of fem­i­nin­ity.’ char­lotte davey

The mood­board for Er­manno Scervino A/W 18. Be­low: looks from the col­lec­tion

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