Must be about 4-5 years ago when I first time came across the label Ermanno Scervino. Different to how it may sound this isn’t just one person named Ermanno (first name) Scervino (last name): Two designers named Toni Scervino and Ermanno Daelli joined to create this relatively young label in 2003.
4-5 years ago by a lucky chance we received World Fashion Channel on TV at home. Almost every day when I was done with preparing the meal and having cleaned the kitchen again, I drunk a cup of coffee watching this channel and enjoying fashion shows and insider information.
This was short after I had closed my shop and so I was very happy to have the chance of still getting in – even a very soft – touch with fashion.
One particular show was quite outstanding for me where I took the idea for my metamorphose lace dress from:
Yes, mine looks different, but consider I sewed it after having a very short glance at it while being presented on that particular fashion show – just for a few seconds. This was enough to initialize my creativity…
Later I found this shot in the internet – honestly, I must admit I would sew it differently now, more flirty and shorter if I could do it again – but anyway, my beautiful lace finally came into its deserved own indeed!
Since then I added this label to my individual list of “labels to watch” like Dorothee Schumacher or by Malene Birger.
This particular very feminine style and those very exclusive materials directly found their way into my heart – though I still cannot afford it in no way…
To me the way the models on the runway look, like true women, soft and dazzling, combined with this special style of the label is strictly beautiful.
“The Ermanno Scervino woman is conﬁdent in her femininity,” adds Ermanno Scervino, as the creative director of the house
(formerly Ermanno Daelli) now calls himself. “She is never the victim of the dress she wears.” Liroy Choufan wrote in his portrait of this brand.
I always loved the way they integrated lace in their collections. The use of lace fabrics to me is a very sensitive issue as this might very quickly look a little old school, in my opinion. This might have been the reason why I haven’t sewed my lace fabric in my chest for such a long time; I simply wasn’t sure about how to master it without ruining it.
However, Ermanno Scervino tremendously succeeded in integrating lace in a very fresh and young way, breaking too cool looks down or up (how you like it) while adding more femininity and elegance to them. It’s exactly my personal preference too. I adore elegance in every moment. But sometimes (mostly in our days) it needs a little shift into a sporty or a cool direction to look more contemporarily.
Also the utilized colors – especially the combination of them – is very aesthetic and tasteful and tells from a very fine grasp regarding the appearance and effects colors are able to occur. An issue that is more than essential for me personally. I always gaze at colors in a very special way and everyone who knows me understands that colors and their particular shades are very important to me.
In order to that last point I strictly adore the current fall/winter collection by Ermanno Scervino. I love this combination of this warm earthy olive contrasting with this mysterious, very deep lilac. The utilized materials reflect perfectly the vibes of those two colors. Of course I will sew some of the drafts for this winter myself – the most crucial and difficult part, however, will be to find the perfect fabrics…