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Photography courtesy of Ermanno Scervino

Ermanno Scervino AW13

Hitchcock heroines re-imagined in pristine grey, leopard print and mink headscarves

It began with a uniform code of sharp grey dresses, slouchy suits and a series of asymmetric coats that were flung over the shoulder. Then came the Swarovski embellishments, which appeared on turned-up collars, rolled up cuffs and formed surface details on the front of dresses. But it was the appearance of fur headscarves and long black leather gloves that began to narrate Ermanno Scervino's reimagining of the contemporary Hitchcock woman.

Despite the initial sense of order, the collection experimented with a broody colour palette, ranging from deep purples, forest greens to a crisp yellowing grey that added a refreshing sharpness to the entire collection. Unstructured pieces of fur were wrapped around the neck, creating organic shapes, volumes and contrast to the classic peacoats they were worn over. Cut-out details featured on dresses, exposing skin and creating intriguing patterns, whilst leopard print formed a sharp tailored evening coat and grey snakeskin was set against oversized mink sleeves.