The farewell to the immense talent of Karl Lagerfeld was framed just as he’d imagined.This collection was Lagerfeld at his uplifting best. No matter how dark the days were, his ability to throw on the icing of a ruffly white organza blouse, to sparkle up embroideries with a deft hand on a Nordic sweater, or to conjure dream dresses within any theme to which his huge imagination traveled. These were the gifts he gave to fashion.
Tom Ford’s Fall 2019 show opened with a twist, a gentler mood with beautiful colors. The designer presented soft shirts over satin trousers that were accessorized with oversized fedoras. Runway looks included jackets and coats of various silhouettes. Tom Ford kept the collection clean, luxe and sensual with textures and rich colors that have proven their staying power.
The first look on the runway encapsulated Ermanno Scervino’s mind-set for his fall collection: a mannish Prince of Wales coat over a romantic slipdress embroidered with crystals.The Florence-based designer played with contrasts in terms of fabrics and the masculine-feminine dichotomy. Sequins punctuated cozy sweaters with generous turtlenecks in a delicate pastel palette.
The collection felt fresh and well-edited, with a spirited allure appealing to a young audience. The brand’s beloved animal print was a key motif of many runway looks. Black varnished leather added a touch of louche glamour, while the signature Blumarine red roses were printed on tiered taffeta ballerina dresses or embroidered on glittering evening numbers.