Brunello Cucinelli describes his woman as a “GentleWoman”, a mixture of masculine and feminine. But there was nothing boyish about these clothes. On the contrary, they were made for an independent, contemporary, elegant and sporty woman. Take the cropped trousers worn with shirts and little jumpers or a dinner jacket, or the “genderless” suit in a vast range of materials and patterns such as British designs, bouclé fabric, wool jersey, checks or pinstripes, or the coats and jackets in alpaca and wool flannel. More British inspiration was seen in the knitwear, alongside embroidered houndstooth, understated stockinette and extra-large windowpanes. The skirts were simple and played down flannel and pinstripe with splits, which also happened for the dresses. The colours oscillated between shades of blue and grey, brightened by an intense range of reds.