Male and female:
A little structural tweaking makes tailored outerwear acquire a sensual, almost glamorous attitude, from overcoat to blazer.
The waist is pulled inwards and upwards, the volume of the back increases, emphasising the cloak-like effect, and the cut of the shoulders is straight and geometrical.
The importance of posture and movement.
The style echoes the poses used in 50s magazine illustrations, although reworked in a playful, contemporary way.
Perfectly stylised figures.
The eccentric touch of voluptuous ruches that spill out unexpectedly from slashes on tops and skirts and embellish shirt cuffs.
The shapes and volumes are often oversize and, whilst graceful and elegant, remain extremely modern and personal.
The colour palette is neutral and rather traditional, mixing warm and cool shades with flashes of brighter colours and black and white.
Caramel, anthracite, beige and vanilla ice with hints of pink and scarlet.
Floral patterned jacquards recall the decorative motifs of late 18th Century English soft furnishings, in their turn with an oriental influence.
The misty atmospheres of aristocratic country houses, warmed by luxurious boiserie, opulent brocades and soft fox furs.
Opulence in the materials too, including cashmere blends, camel, wool cloth and silks, smudges of black velvet and frayed georgette with luminescent flashes.