March 1, 2015

A Japanese style, a woman’s spirit: Elisabetta Franchi FW15

Elisabetta Franchi’s fall-winter 2015/2016 collection showed the innate ability to reinforce that these last seasons’ mega trend is the return to femininity. To make reference to a 1980s hit, a return to innocence even. To an innocent, delicate femininity.

Elisabetta Franchi FW15


And what best personality to embody this perspective than a sophisticated, elegant and less is so much more Japanese woman? Following this concept, Franchi dressed her models in kimono cross-overs into geometric shaped tops paired with knee-length pencil skirts, volume mini-dresses and delicate material blouses with trousers held tight around the waist with plume-tasselled cordons.

Her other approach to femininity kept sparkling beneath the surface was to blend masculine staples with fabrics overtly belonging to a woman’s repertoire: lush satin silk floor-length modified jackets.

From the point of view of the prints, they belonged to the natural Nippon iconography – dragons and cherry tree blossoms written in restrained yet rich inks of black, white, red and blue.

Elisabetta Franchi FW15

The show was live-streamed on Fashion Avec Passion. A season’s premiere to watch and re-watch.


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