A metropolitan combatant confronts the city armed with aggressive-chic seduction. Strong-willed and enticing, the ELISABETTA FRANCHI woman of the Spring Summer 2016 season combines a taste for graphic prints with audacious hints of animal skin.


The geometric aesthetic that brings life to the collection is expressed through refined black-cream combinations in the tops, dresses, and the lapel of jackets, or in elegant stripes for a sophisticated high-class look.


The animal skin effect emerges in leopard spots and falcons evoking a femininity imbued with savage charm.


From the tulle transparencies to the oblique skin-revealing slits, all the way to the extra long eco-suede fringes, the iconic elements of the SS16 collection combine to evoke a rebellious Amazon, with interlacing, straps, eyelets, and glinting metallic embroideries alluding to the gilded armour of a modern Joan of Arc. Extra-short high-waisted hot pants are combined with crop tops and micro jackets to reveal all the key components of female seduction.


Bucket bags with abundant fringes and micro bags complete the outfits. In the shoes collection the main protagonists are lacy knee-high sandals, continuing the collection’s wild theme. Open toe ankle boots with medium heels are proposed for daywear.


The leading seasonal colours are sensual, powerful black, and the natural earthy shades of tobacco. The first is combined with a very refined cream, while the second is supported by pale ivory. New for this collection is a deep iris blue. The fashion house’s signature colours could hardly be neglected: nude, symbolic of sensuality, and raspberry red, iconic of femininity.