Gianfranco Ferré took his architectural, highly
stylized vision of fashion to Africa this season
while staying true to the couture-like attention to
detail, craftsmanship and fabrics that characterize
Traditional tribal garments became the starting point
for flights of fancy that included python-strip
skirts, straw corset-dresses, shantung skirts sculpted
into liquorice cones and a stunning micro dress made
exclusively of red coral beads. For the less
adventurous there were oversized white masculine
shirts deconstructed into sexy chemises, floor-length
gowns with a slight train and tailored suits with
Clearly, these are not the most practical of clothes.
But if you're looking for an intricately constructed,
show-stopping dress that will not likely be forgotten,
Ferré could be the perfect choice.