ATMOSPHERE Inspired by Helmut Newton and his transgressive and refined work, the new ELISABETTA FRANCHI collection evokes that luxurious atmosphere of the scintillating eighties in America. A confident and sensual Power Woman, excessive when it comes to details and shapes. Opulence and lavish dresses for a 'Dress to impress' mood with a provocative and ostentatious style that brings out femininity in a contemporary way. SHAPES AND MATERIALS Hollywood style luminous creations that celebrate the female body with deep slits and necklines: refined taste reminiscent of the splendour seen in cult soap operas such as Dynasty and Dallas. Long embroidered dresses, asymmetries and transparencies make for a seductive nude effect: the ELISABETTA FRANCHI woman is audacious and loves showing off, like a real diva. Flowing and gliding lines are contrasted by sculptural and more structured pieces. Shoulders and sleeves accentuated by ruffles, flounces and asymmetries that show off the neckline. Sexy mermaid skirts, bodysuits and tight-fitting micro tops highlight the figure and worship the body. High-waisted trousers with over-the-top palazzo and bell-bottoms reveal the legs thanks to super feminine slits. Maxi lengths for the oversized cardigans and jackets, enriched with lamé details and sparkling sequins. Animal prints, a must for the Maison, make a return matched with lamé details. Fringes, as always, are used to liven up garments and accessories alike. The spirit of the 80's revives also in its pop-rock version: mesh, torn denim and accessories call Madonna in "Like a virgin" to mind. ACCESSORIES Over-the-top jewels and vertiginous heels are must-have scene pieces. Bold belts with golden chains and maxi strass applications highlight the waistline. Timeless pumps are the protagonists of the shoe collection, also available in patent leather in true Newton style, as well as extremely high sandals that focus the attention on the sensuality of the naked foot. Lamé clutch bags echo the colours and details of the collection. COLOURS The colour palette is enriched with fresh and bold tones. Aquamarine, ivory and gold dominate. Lacquer red and nude are the Maison's must-haves, as well as the collection's ever present black.