‘’Lights, camera, action!‘’ – this is the sequence of director’s guidelines used on movie sets and, judging by the Hollywoodian essence of Elisabetta Franchi spring-summer 2017’s creations, one that could have proven especially useful on this Milan Fashion Week’s podium. Indeed, Franchi confessed her designs being meant for women “who want to exalt and show their bodies” while fashion critics have taken notice of the styling references pointing to cult series Dallas and Dynasty’s glamour looks.
1980s glamour: the line of the collection’s pieces has been undisputedly statuesque. Conic trousers, fitted jumpsuits, pencil skirts, well-defined waist mini dresses, deep V or sweetheart necklines – every cut, stitch and decoupage has been such approached as to underscore the sensuous nature of the female body.
The chromatic and print repertoire – white, golden, orange-red, mint-blue and black and, respectively, the block colors or rather animal print – have fulfilled the outfits’ goal to better make stand out their conceptual belonging on a red carpet or among a major TV series’ main character wardrobe.
The materials could have hardly strayed away, so precious fabrics such as silks generously received the sparkle-intensifying effect of pleats, sequins and frills.
Stiletto shoes, spaghetti straps sandals, clutches, envelope purses, chain cross-bodies, wide belts and oversized earrings – threader, tassel or hoop – have provided punctuation to this highly opulent stylistic discourse.
Photos: Elisabetta Franchi, theimpression.com