It’s striking how an electric blue tulle underskirt can change the perception of a look: add it under the perfect summer dress in pretty pink and an elevated, scenic effect is guaranteed.
For resort, Lorenzo Serafini charmingly played on this versatility, designing a feminine collection oozing ‘50s vibes that at a closer look — and touch — was anchored to the present day with its practical fabrics and unfussy shapes.
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This duality made for a fitting synthesis of the brand, known for embracing a youthful, romantic aesthetic with a pragmatic spirit. With the same attitude, Serafini explained he focused on dressed-up solutions this season to further build on “a part of a market we’re hitting very well, which is occasionwear.”
To be sure, the designer will likely help cover the wedding season and special ceremonies with plenty of options heavy on floral motifs or tie-dye effects, as seen not only on a statement, puffy tulle dress but also on a series of approachable radzimir frocks and midi skirts in frisky shades of blue, acid green, red and fuchsia.
Solid-color solutions included a body-hugging knit dress with tulle details and lovely mini dresses and tops with ruches and ruffles, all crafted from stretchy taffeta that conveyed a sensual yet comfy look.
For even quicker wardrobe fixes and more informal events, Serafini transferred the tie-dye patterns on a set of matching bra and pencil skirt and combined a baby blue tulle top with boyish pants cut in relaxed silhouettes. With the same spirit, the designer introduced everyday separates via a lightweight bomber jacket with a wrinkly effect and a cute pin-up-like denim cropped top and shorts, which further injected a fresh energy rather than a nostalgic vibe in the appealing lineup.
Launch Gallery: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Resort 2023