Often designers' inspirations can be vague and difficult to parse. Not so with this collection from Francesco Scognamiglio who took the butterfly as a starting, middle and end point for his designs. Silk jacquard dresses were as gossamer as a butterfly. The delicate patterns of the insect's wings turned up as bilaterally symmetrical prints and velvet dresses featured wing-shaped cutouts. Even the shaggy coats appeared to be a direct reference to the insect's thorax. Overtly literal and simplistic perhaps but nonetheless it was a beautiful collection.   

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