Amid Financial Turmoil, Ferre Showcases Fierce Fashion
There was a lot of drama going on this week in Milan and the clothes were just part of it. First there was the Roberto Cavalli's announcement that the Just Cavalli show was canceled. Then rumors swirled that luxury brand Gianfranco Ferré, which is owned by the same company Itierre, which has filed for bankruptcy, might also not show. But show they did and Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano, the creative directors of the line, put on a hard-edged show of serious fashion. The models strode the runway with high poufs of hair, thickly drawn black brows and not a smile in the line up as they showcased velvet and satin at their least frivolous. Sculpted suits nipped in tightly at the waist with gleaming metal belts and the shoulders were pulled out into hard points. Even the ruffles looked dangerous. If the Marc Jacobs show at New York Fashion Week brought back the colorful fun side of the 1980s, this show showcased another side, a new version of Dynasty chic.
Gallery: Ferre for Fall 09