Multi-functionality describes was what was shown here by having an individual pattern and fabric being used with various designs and outerwear. That concept embodied the different materials that included wool, leather, fur and the luxurious yet under-utilized velvet. Each design, pattern and material usually had three different versions to show its multi-functionality with different styles. The show opened with a gingham pattern that featured white gingham wool trousers with a gingham shirt, tie and a gray and black gingham wool double breasted pea coat. Flowing with the multi-function theme that same patterns was also worn in a two piece wool suit with the same colors and pattern combination and a leather weekender bag that included the gingham pattern and design. Prince of Wales patterns were also used in various pea coats, scarfs and fedoras displaying the pattern’s versatility. However, designs and patterns weren’t the only cross-functional pieces in this collection. Colors and fabrics were also used in variations to show options for materials. Blue was a widely used color that varied from navy to royal and used as both the prime color and accented trims.
Blue puffer jackets walked down the runway with black fur linings and with royal blue wool lining as well. Including jackets that were reversible, so depending on where you were going and the weather that day. For the elegant look, it would be the blue wool as the outer shell and if it rains then reverse it and have the royal blue nylon on the outside to stay dry. Blue was also used as an accent trim with a houndstooth cardigan. The cardigan had the blue outline trim that also featured a horizontal stripe at the base paired with a blue and gray wool scarf. Leather made a crucial appearance being made into leather pants that were paired with royal blue wool blazers, pea coats and in their own set of double breasted coats that also included a motorcycle jacket. The most luxurious material of the night was shown at the end because the best is always saved for last. That material was velvet. Used in a two piece suit with both single and double breasted renditions, an overcoat and trouser combination and the best of all when velvet is always a hit, with a velvet shawl collar tuxedo combination featuring silk lapels. The show ended with all the models wearing capes of the previously shown designs and fabrics. Even further expanding the collections versatility, style and functionality which showed how a single material and color can be transformed into the needed style. Ermanno Scervino is someone you should definitely look out for.