The women’s fall winter 2013 collection opens with deep, dark shades ranging from coppery browns like beaver and fox to lignite and anthracite gray, from moss and forest green to wintery blues, alternating with luminous touches of white and vanilla with speckles and a metallic gleam that create a graphic effect. The essence of femininity is expressed through striking shapes, sculptural elements, cuts, and volumes.

The wardrobe expresses relaxed elegance that is perfect for any occasion, day or night. Sleek shapes and geometric cuts are the choice for the blazer coats, tuxedo jackets, A-line skirts, and pea coats made of jersey, impalpable flannel and satin wool, sometimes stiffened with neoprene for an ultra-light "scuba" effect, creating silhouettes that ensure full freedom of movement.

Reassuring, cozy knitwear features unusual handmade techniques: laminated, carded, boucle, and tweed yarn are mixed and matched, alternating with stripes, cable-knit patterns, and decorative stitches. Jacquard, intertwining floral motifs, shaker knit, embroidery, and "diamond" stitches create a three-dimensional effect that gives the wardrobe a nubby, luxurious look.

In a world where sportswear and sartorial techniques blend, T-shirts and shirts merge to become the blouse. Made of jersey, satin, or silk crepe, they're flowing and feminine and are used to contrast more masculine, rocker details. There is a wide variety of trousers ranging from tapered and skinny fit styles, cigarette pants, and straight-leg cuts to jogging pants, the new equestrian style, 7/8 ankle-length pants and darted trousers, rocker chinos, and wide-leg fuller cuts.

brunello cucinelli women autumn winter 2013