Italian fashion designer Elisabetta Franchi offered an exercise in elegance and style at the Milan Fashion Week last February 28th. Her fall/winter ready-to-wear collection was presented in a refined albeit practically empty decor — given the health situation — recalling the smooth styles of the equestrian world. Beautiful boots, beautifully cut trousers, trenches, skirts and dresses were all on the agenda. Noble materials like tweeds and luxurious leathers evoked all that is aristocratic. While geometrical capes, cardigans and sophisticated dresses rounded out the show.
Elisabetta Franchi was born in 1968 in one of the most elegant cities in Europe, Bologna. She opened her first workshop there in 1996. Today she has boutiques all over the world from Moscow to Dubai to Paris, Milan and Madrid where her perfectly cut and flowing Made in Italy fashions are sold. The designer actively defends animal rights through her Elisabetta Franchi Foundation and has eliminated fur, goose down and angora from all of her collections.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette