November 29, 2020
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Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini RTW Spring 2018

Lorenzo Serafini’s Eighties obsession is going strong.
The Philosophy designer looked back to his favorite decade for spring 2018, but with a more grown-up stylemaker in mind. Gone was the baby-doll vibe of the teenage Brooke Shields. Instead, Serafini channeled the glamorous tomboy style of Tina Chow with a lineup heavy on crisp sportswear and Asian-inspired prints.
Chow was famous for her masculine-feminine look and her fondness for mixing high and low pieces. “This is the type of woman that attracts me the most — people with a strong sense of personal style,” Serafini explained backstage. “It’s quite structured, quite graphic, but what’s nice about it is that it’s not hard. Everything is soft.”
Items like a crinkled mint green jumpsuit or a navy raincoat with oversize curved sleeves channeled a strong sense of period — for those in the audience old enough to remember it. Less literal, but equally evocative, were the military jackets and sheer floral-patterned dresses cinched at the waist with lacquered obi belts.
The sportier elements came via oversize cotton dresses with nautical stripes and belted wader pants, with neckerchiefs adding a cute touch. Red or white lacquer-heeled shoes gave even the more casual looks a polished feel.
Serafini briefly revisited

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