A distinctive feature, a gentle nature and a sunny character: the STEFANO RICCI Autumn/Winter collection for 2014-2015 is a live symphony of intense colours, precious fabrics and precise cuts down to the last millimetre. Shades of red, blue, green and purple possess a density and shine that bears a resemblance to the sumptuous, dream-like volumes of René Gruau: just like in the world of the French illustrator – which the new catalogue of the Florentine house of fashion has drawn on for inspiration – it is all about fluidity and elegance. By the same token, in the STEFANO RICCI world, fluidity is transformed into a long and elegant silhouette, in which each detail (a colour, a material or a combination) resonates with an infinite number of references. Yet only the passionate and admiring eye of a true connoisseur can unveil and appreciate them, and elegance is first and foremost a question of personality. “Elegance is fluid”, Gruau declared, “so difficult to define by nature, but it is made up of will and knowledge, grace, refinement and perfection of distinction”. Etched into the very heart of the contemporary and timeless style of fashion culture, these words are perfectly translated in the new collection by Stefano Ricci.