Retro femininity, but no nostalgia. Ermanno Scervino looked to the past, but only to give shape to the future and create new dreams. Poetic and hyper-feminine, the summer collection showed tailoring skill and an instinct for innovation. Knitwear experimented with cable knit and sheen produced by a lacquered treatment. Gutsy pleated leather was paired with tulle layers, or else wrinkled as seen in a double-layer overcoat in military green. Lacquered macramé lace, floral prints, gilded jacquard fabrics and brocades illuminated the runway. White shone in a light calfskin shirt with a vintage feel, airy tulle skirts, impalpable mini-dresses, and an ironically scribbled suit. Outerwear was borrowed from menswear and given a romantic twist. Evening dresses featured lots of ruffles and ruches, a long train and a sophisticated sheen.