Who would have guessed it: stark, structured and sharply architectural can actually equate to pure sex. Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron pulled off that marvel for their fall / winter 2013 Gianfranco Ferre collection, which – in it’s inventive mix of cinching and sensuality – was like origami to the power of kinbaku.
In redefining sex appeal the duo produced pieces that didn’t rely on tight cuts or short hems. A long skirt with multiple slits was modest until it moved: at which time the slits curtained open and a side view of bare derrière became a walking peep show. It was bold enough to catch your eye but subtle enough that you only ever saw a glimpse and not an eyeful.
Equally brilliant: leather panels covering the tops of chests while plunging necklines kept a triangle of flesh exposed underneath.
In such ways Ferre’s lineup felt like it should be bestowed with some kind of award for engineering if not for architecture. Sometimes taking the thread of an idea and following it through wholeheartedly pays off. Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron should be glad that they ran with this one. Well played.
You can see all of the Gianfranco Ferre autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree