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 his work.

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 balloon sleeves.

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.