Still riding high from his impressive menswear collection in January, 34-year-old designer Christian Pellizzari looked to Neapolitan sartorial techniques for the building blocks of his women's collection.
Set in a ballroom of Milan's Palazzo Clerici, Pellizzari's designs were displayed on revolving pedestals like pirouetting porcelain ballerinas in a music box.
Peak lapels and double-breasted blazers and grey flannel pinstriped suits were mixed with lace skirts and organza lamé jacquard ensembles inspired by classical dance.
"For this collection, I wanted to create the perfect wardrobe of a contemporary ballerina trying to understand their needs and lifestyle and the whirlwind of daily life," said the Treviso native.
A Giorgio Armani "Next-Gen" fashion world inductee, Pellizzari used a contrast of soft fabrics mixed with structured wool and hand-knitted embroideries to create a collection full of striking contrasts. The lazy wool look, however, was a low point for the collection, that just didn't quite hit the same chords as his menswear.