Stepping outside of his comfort zone, designer Lorenzo Serafini approached the summer season with an edgier style, giving Philosophy a fresher, cooler attitude and setting aside his super feminine and glamorous Eighties references.
Serafini chose to show en plein air at La Vigna di Leonardo, that rare vineyard that exists within a city, made even more notable for the fact that it was once owned by Leonardo da Vinci, who used to grow Malvasia di Candia grapes in the garden.
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The collection referenced en-plein-air painting and gardening, feeling lighter and looser than it has in a while. Brush strokes appeared on rain boots, jeans, Bermudas and the collection’s signature lace-up bustier dresses. A series of pretty cotton-poplin picnic dresses with off-the-shoulder necklines will be just the thing for outdoor socializing next summer, while billowing white shirts with corset-waist details felt like a fresh take on a classic.
Inspired by the uniforms of traditional French painters, Serafini showed white cotton blouses with embroidered collars and bibs, while multicolor gingham on sheer frocks and linen bustier tops matched with shorts evoked the cheerful atmosphere of a picnic.
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