"I have romantic spirit and I find it irresistible when a woman is unaware of how seductive she is," says designer Lorenzo Serafini. "I love a sensuality that isn't too obvious and adore innocence when it is gently decadent." Though he may not be a household name, Serafini's gently decadent touch is known by many. He's worked in the design room shadows for Dolce & Gabbana for the last five years, and before that, was the lead designer at Roberto Cavalli.
Staying true to his Italian roots, he stepped into the spotlight in October last year after he was appointed creative director at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, the little sister brand created by Alberta Ferretti in 1984, which formally beared her name.
For his debut collection, the Milan-based fashion veteran looked to a young Brooke Shields, circa Pretty Baby, Endless Love and her Studio 54 days, for inspiration. "I immediately started thinking about Brooke Shields, as both as a person and in her roles as an actress," he said of his muse. "She is the representation of my vision and ideal woman." Touching on this love of lightness, romance, and femininity, the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini autumn/winter 2015 collection projects a delicate sensuality by way of linen mini dresses, pussy-bow collars, high-waisted cotton pants and romantically flowing blouses adorned with delicate pearl buttons. It's available now exclusively from stylebop.com.