Nineties’ minimalism with a touch of Alfred Hitchcock-inspired intrigue: the Philosophy collection Lorenzo Serafini conjured for pre-fall 2024 continued to build on the seductive direction the designer has been plying of late.
In sync with his previous efforts, the designer delivered a sleek lineup filled with easy-to-approach pieces with a lot of currency, and in tune with the ‘90s comeback across fashion.
The decade’s fans will find solace in graphic spaghetti-strap dresses, and skirts with high side slits; double-face wool outerwear in charming husk and yellow hues; light draping with trompe l’oeil effects, as well as bias cut dresses in cool wool rewriting the rules of party-dressing, in tandem with a more subdued take on the use of crystals on jersey pieces.
To amplify the understated sophistication, the collection was mainly rendered in a neutral palette, save for a burst of red in a column dress that winked to Jennifer Aniston’s style in “Friends” or the red strapless design she wore at the 2000 Emmy Awards.
Yet the actress pinned on Serafini’s mood board was Grace Kelly in her roles for Hitchcock, as the designer included in his lineup some ‘50s-inspired shapes reinterpreted for modern times. Cue a tubular, off-the-shoulder black style, and a corolla dress crafted in a scuba fabric that restated the designer’s quest for wearability.
To this end, the Philosophy woman could also count on a second collaboration of the brand with Malone Souliers to finish off her looks with stiletto sandals and pointy boots in comfortable heights.