For the Ermanno Scervino Resort 2017 collection, the women lives in a sport couture universe that welds sartorial tailoring and sportswear. Jackets, overcoats, skirts and trousers in a gobelin fabric are unexpectedly paired with off-white silks with Valencienne lace inserts and poplin striped shirts, in a play of juxtaposition which breaks every traditional rule.

The POP theme is bodied out in stripes and geometrical cat’s eyes winking out of knitwear and tailored garments. Or in more casual versions on bombers and jackets made of scuba knit fabric, worn with exquisite irony over lace dresses of impalpable texture, proposing contrasts that are only apparently irreconcilable.

Summer furs, hand crafted with silk embroidery which masterfully reproduces the Astrakhan effect in shades of red, blue, green and black, embellished with contrasting or ton sur ton frogs. White takes on a leading role as seen in the linen, hemp and poplin shirts and dresses which are enriched with Valencienne embroidery and jeweled appliques. Cascades of ruffles on lace dresses, a fabric very dear to the Maison, in new volumes, creating an alluring combination of romance and sensuality.

Khaki colour canvas jackets bonded with lace with tailoring of a military inspiration and frogs are another distinctive feature of the collection. Accessories: bijoux and jewelled slippers illuminate, while Gobelins and denim with visible topstitching on bags and shoes provide the perfect complement to a proposal in which opposition is the strong point and freedom to mix and match is the modus vivendi.