Lorenzo Serafini began this collection by considering a period in which the United States was at the peak of its self-assurance, dynamism and power – the edge of the the 1970’s and the opening years of the 1980’s.
“I love the exuberant vivaciousness of American style at this time. And it seems so relevant to 2018/2019 to try and capture some the moment’s finest characteristics. Delicacy and strength, powerful romanticism, wholesome glamour – there were no contradictions, only confidence”, says Lorenzo Serafini.
With Margaux Hemingway as his muse-in-chief, Serafini’s lens blends Park Avenue with the prairies. His eye travels from Aspen to Wichita, from New Mexico to New York. The style is democratic: denim stands alongside tulle, leather with lace, taffeta with tailoring. It’s All American – the best of then for now.
Fringed linesman shearling over a textured knit union suit, with ruffle-collared shirting and a narrow leather belt. Gray flannel pants under lace collared cable-knit cashmere. Soft power shoulders in prairie dresses in silk chiffon plus tailoring in wool cashmere. A black velvet tracksuit over buckle-fastened, Ribbon tied, embroidered polka dot tulle top with lace fringing.
A spaghetti strapped velvet bodiced black puff skirt. Double breasted all in one tuxedo suits in slick lacquered satin or dark wool flannel. Tulip skirts in rose-printed blue velvet or lacquered satin. Frothy-collared shirts over steel toed, stacked heel boots. Faux fur chubbies. Boiled cashmere pants under soft wool top coats.
A pink on blue argyle silk chiffon maxidress and a yellow rose-print lace-edged minidress. Philosophy’s shoe of the season is the Axl, a mid-heel bootee heaped with hand-tooled metalwork and turquoise detailing realized in collaboration with the Swedish designer Emelie Törling for Leontine.
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A GLAMOUROUS INNOCENCE: PORTRAIT OF A NEW ROMATICISM
Sensuality is the new frontier of innocence
“I have romantic spirit and I find it irresistible when a woman is unaware of how seductive she is. I love a sensuality that isn’t too obvious and adore innocence when it is gently decadent. For my first collection I immediately started thinking about Brooke Shields as – both as a person and in her roles as an actress – she is the representation of my vision and ideal woman”, declares Lorenzo Serafini.
Icon: Brooke Shields from Pretty Baby to Endless Love, from her photos at Studio 54 to her portraits by Richard Avedon. This girl is a symbol from the 80s and inspired Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini’s new woman.
Inspiration: Philosophy’s aesthetic clearly develops around the idea of glamorous innocence where sensuality is the new frontier of innocence.
Sound track: The show opens with the loving words of Brooke Shields and her lover from the film Endless Love by Franco Zeffirelli and alternates with sensual dance music like I want your love by the Chic.
The forms: the silhouette is liquid and flowing.
Long, short or midi length dresses in light crepe de chine and georgette are enriched with pleats and lace inserts. Mini dresses are created in pure white or micro floral prints.
The printed cotton pants are high waisted, straight legged and often worn with blouses or little sweaters to lengthen the figure.
The blouses are very romantic, flowing and embellished with lace entredeux and closed with little pearl buttons.
For the evening, white ankle length gowns in silk crepe alternated to pants and romantic, crisp blouses. To finish, a white gown with polka dot detailing, worn under a hooded, voluminous cape.
Colors: The color palette is fresh. Every shade of white alternates with colors that are sweet, intense but never gaudy. Pastel shades of lilac, jade and sky blue are teamed with coral. Accents of black only appear in the final looks.
The Prints: The prints are delicate and feminine. Micro multicolor four leaf-clovers for the day and antique lace with floral motif design for the evening.
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