Spring Fever: Francesca Liberatore text by Valerie McPhail

Sharing a feminine heart for things of delicate and gentle nature, a pocket dress with a seashell shaped bustier and a prairie dress with an orange sorbet collared bib graced the runway like a breath of fresh air.

A button down look with matching trouser pants and a suit vest married to a ruffled skirt blossomed Francesca Liberatore’s Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. Strength in variety and design, Liberatore possess a rich perspective on colors and prints.

A grid print dress appeared electric on the runway accompanied by a platform of plaids — a forest green suit trimmed with ruffles along the button line – and a floral extravaganza.

She elaborated on this story in the final looks. Black lace dresses, accentuated at the bodice and hour-glass cuts garnished with intricate black and white flowers. Lacey like lingerie, the designs that closed the show manifested strength, pose and playfulness. She leaves us to reflect on how we should embrace femininity when otherwise gender-neutral looks are exploding on the runways.

Valerie McPhail

Valerie McPhail is a New York-based writer on things of style and artistic expression. She has a portfolio of writing for both fashion and art publications. Although she enjoys covering fashion news and supporting new designers, her favorite subject to explore is the experience of fashion and how life is communicated through clothing. She believes there is a lot to be said about this.