L’81° edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo Fall-Winter 2012 saw a strong return to the Italian and English sartorial tradition, synonym of elegance and quality.
I introduce you a selection of the most interesting brand sights to Florence.
Sartorial Italian tradition mixed with British inspirations for a look sophisticated and classic synonymous of elegance and refinement. This is the mood proposed by Cantarelli for next winter season 2012-13 presented at the Fortezza da basso in Florence. Point force of the collection has been the couplings: the short jackets without crack bound together to comfortable meshes, the over- plums-jacket ideal for cold winter, the coats to double chest in woven cloth of jersey or in melton.
Fratelli Rossetti´s brand for that it regards the shoes is symbol of quality of “the made in Italy”. Protagonist of the collection are the color like burgundy, bottle green and the blueberry color, element of style, class and elegance for a natural simplicity and tasteful. Ankle boots and moccasins are created using precious leather and materials like suede and calf batik. Attention to detail, craftsmanship, tradition are elements that stand out in every pair of shoes designed by Fratelli Rossetti.
The sartorial shirts of Eton menswear for autumn-winter 2012/13 is a must that every man needs to be unique. The brand presented an elegant,collection that is modern but also traditional for unique craftsmanship tailoring, adaptable to every style. The colors are more suitable to men’s fashion of some mold,such as black, blue and gray, embellished with details such as horn buttons.
This year new entry at Pitti Uomo is Jimmy Choo with his fledgling menswear collection. A fusion of classical forms with eccentric touches through extravagant fantasies. Shoes designed to be amazing, thrill and daring. Designed for determined man, sophisticated and original. The man signed Jimmy Choo.
Anglo-Saxon sartorial tradition and contemporary spirit is the main line of Hardy Amies conceived by the creative manager Claire Malcolm, for the modern English gentleman. Rams, coats, necks in fur, precious cloths and British details for a collection dominated by the grey color that non for a casual choose is the most exploited in the male suits.
The historical mason Valentino has been presented a tribute to the fashion and the Italian cinema, the catwalk shows an elegant and refined man that remembers the style of Marcello Mastroianni or Alain Delon. The result is a modern collection that not betrays the tailor tradition of the past. Jackets and blazer with volumes and lines of years ’60 matched with white shirts and adherent pants. The clean profiles of the outfit are emphasized by the masculine colors of the Anglo-Saxon tradition: blue ink, gray pebble, black, green forest, red, black, beige. The shoes are elongated and shows an essential design. The final touch for this urban chic collection are the bags with more compartments ideals for iPad .
Winner of the last edition of “Who is the next?” Andrea Pompilio presented a collection with sartorial tradition applied to sportswear. The colors: not only blue brown and cream but also emerald green, rust, yellow, orange and sugar paper. The collection is realized in cotton, flannel, cashmere, moleskin, wool, leather, suede and nylon, also waxed, as that used for long capes, already appreciated by fishermen. Very interesting are the long caban with single and double breasts. Ironic shirts, printed with the friendly face of a chimpanzee. A daily look simple but equipped, like mohair´s hats with pon-pon and earmuffs incorporated, biker gloves, suede ankle boots, leggings and moccasins.
by LUCIA FARRUGGIO
13 January 2012