Ferre fashion house design team Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron's women's styles for next summer, presented Monday, the last day of Milan Fashion Week, had a structural look that adhered closely to the design language developed by Ferre, who died in 2007.
Concentric seams gave structure to bust-, waist- and hemlines, while layered pockets and pleats gave a depth to the looks reminiscent of an Escher graphic.
Hemlines varied from mini to floor-length, often in the same garment, with either a short skirt layered under a draped overlay, or short shorts exposed beneath a wide slit. Maxi-obi belts that fold and twist define the looks.
Piaggi and Citron also played with soft, draping fabrics, creating statuesque looks with long, wide pants worn with a bandeau top.
The designers said in their notes that they were partly inspired by photographer Herb Ritts, whose advertising campaigns during Ferre's lifetime helped define the fashion house.