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Ermanno Scervino Menswear S/S12

Witty and charming boyish pieces were presented in muted tones and playful proportions

A very accessible menswear collection came from the Italian designer, showing a boyish side to his distinguished gentleman. All the classic pieces of Italian menswear made an appearance in some form or another, from leather jackets to open shirts through to clinging loose knits. Prince of Wales check and houndstooth print were both used to add in a wider appeal and give a more traditional edge. Both have been seen across various other collections this season including Neil Barrett, Armani and Costume National.

Double breasted suit jackets, another recurring theme throughout a number of collections, also showed a subtle nod to a more formal dress code. Sweaters were worn both in loose knits with deep necklines, and more contoured versions. They came up in mainly muted blues and grey with the occasional bright red. A sense of charm came through in the playful proportions of the jackets and trousers, jackets in boxy swaggering shapes while the trousers were pencil leg. The overall mood was definitely one of confidence and wit. Monogrammed slippers and cropped trousers emphasised this, adding to a feeling of old money and style.