Cut to Black: Mirco Giovannini Autumn/Winter

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When it comes to sex appeal, it’s as simple as black.

Not that we’re suggesting that black is simple; it’s quite the opposite.

Mirco Giovannini proves just that with his raven Autumn/Winter 2009 collection. While his line might be a call to Eastern Europe circa 1930, he crafts über feminine tailoring worthy of a modern day Katharine Hepburn.

Exaggerated collars, belted waists, tulip-cut jackets and sleeves make the suits sultry and sophisticated. But, not to be forgotten are the striking jumpsuits, cape-sleeved jackets and plunging necklines on mini dresses.

A strict black palette with compliments of white and navy, offer classic pieces to add to any wardrobe.

It’s no wonder that Mirco Giovannini’s show stopping designs create a fuss: with each collection he has proven himself as a sartor to revel in. His Spring/Summer ’09 collection was rife with theatric mini dresses draped in cotton-candy pinks and blues that had us giddy as little girls.

In sharp contrast to last season, his newest collection is a strong show of sharp, sexy cuts amidst structured dusky silhouettes.

Giovannini’s dramatic threads have us impatiently awaiting the fall. Until then, we’ll just rent Hepburn classics and make room in our closets for more black.

-Cora Nijhawan and Brittany Maguire

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