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Editorial

Francesco Scognamiglio designed this collection with the expertise of an entomologist. He related the evolution of woman as though from chrysalis to butterfly. The show featured the whole order of lepidopterans. The patterns looked as though they had been taken from a book on insects, whether digitally printed or skilfully cut to bare the skin. The colours too followed the mood: red, green and yellow flashed over black, faithfully recreating butterfly wings. The lines followed the shape of the body, enhancing the curves using ruches, insets and little flaps of fabric that kicked up at every step. Wing details featured on skirts and trousers and on collars. Everything was light, as though the female creature imagined by the Neapolitan designer, wrapped in kidassia fur or organza and polka dot chiffon, were ready to take flight at any moment.