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Though Milan Fashion Week has come to a close, we’re still thinking about these Spring/Summer 2020 collections from Salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s, Alberta Ferretti, and The Attico.
Imagining its wearer as someone who takes undressing (or underdressing) as seriously as dressing up, The Attico presented us with a collection of boldly hued daytime wear, and evening attire that embraces bravado and riskiness. Mixing hedonism, excess, and sparkle, the collection featured a suite of formal looks reminiscent of a sophisticated Vegas showgirl—like a mini flapper style dress; a cropped tuxedo jacket worn with a glittering sequined skirt; and a pink and orange gown decorated with rows of colorful feathers. In a a selection of roomy pant suits, the brand updated classic styles with the addition of a pale neon palette and statement accessories like oversized white sunglasses, lime green pointy-toed stilettos, and a pair of long dangling earrings made of dice.
Inspired by photographs of designer Paul Andrew’s family on vacation when he was a child, Salvatore Ferragamo debuted a Spring/Summer 2020 collection created around the idea of living joyfully in the approaching new decade. A palette of sun-soaked earth tones graced a selection of diaphanous designs, like a thin leather hoodie in tan, a pair of paper bag trousers that tied at the waist, and printed sundresses that floated down around the ankles. Reminding us of easygoing summer attire from the 1980s, the collection featured colorful prints and styles like rash guard-reminiscent knit shorts and tops, scarf caps, and lightweight shirt dresses. Pieces we loved included the backless leather dungarees, the airy high-waisted trousers, and the selection of blazer dresses with bubble skirts.
With a large golden “T” as the backdrop for its new designs, Tod’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection featured a leather-centric focus of clean lines and simple silhouettes. Natural leather hues were juxtaposed with bright pastels and muted neon, as well as a zebra print and graphic black-and-white detailing—seen in looks like a dress in brown, white, and yellow, and a multi-tone beige look paired with bright green shoes. In skirts and dresses, hemlines hung below the knee, while pants were seen in several iterations, including a long hem that grazed the floor, and a cropped pant that hovered at the kneecap. Highlights included a black coat with zipper details at the collar; a series of tie-dyed leather pieces, and a black-and-white pleated skirt, worn with a white blouse and red pumps.
Subtly reminding us of the free-spirited 1970s, Alberta Ferretti’s new collection featured psychedelic prints, flowing hemlines, and a spectrum of colors. In more casual styles, we saw elements like patchwork suede, high waists and necklines, and a striped take on tie dye, which was seen on pieces like a pair of overalls, and a tote bag in orange. For formal attire, the collection had a series of maxi dresses and gowns in either trapeze silhouettes, or with amply cut sleeves and skirts that drew in at the waist. Looks we’re still thinking about are the black sequined bell bottoms with the open back cape style top, the allover denim look with leather sandals, and the printed maxi dress with the billowing sleeves.