1st PAT-RN SS14 Pitti Preview
Inspired by a 1940s picture depicting the Italian Army’s presence in Northern Africa, designer Cristiano Berto along with his brother Alessio presented yet another outstanding collection. Reinterpreting the original color palette consisting of ice-white, blue-gray and khaki, while introducing a new interior construction technique making use of lightweight raw jersey, they were able to elevate their trademark soft knit tailored jackets to a new level of sophistication.
The quality and authenticity in each of these is garments is paramount, merging a unique design method and attention to detail that surpasses the mere “replicated” feel one could expect from vintage-inspired pieces. The ability to apply tailoring techniques to these special knitted fabrics is being refined from one season to the next, making each collection a new hallmark in the life of this amazing brand.
Ph: Beyond Fabric @ Pitti Uomo
I believe accessories are the ultimate complement to any attire: be it on the more casual or formal side of things, there are always small details that can elevate your image to new levels. Jewelry in particular, has experienced a rampage growth in popularity during recent years, with more and more men sporting bracelets, strings, and such. As experience has shown, the trick to pulling it off is avoid going overboard and try to keep things simple and well balanced.
A while back I got in touch with Madlords, a french retailer/ art gallery specialized in men’s luxury accessories. A haven for menswear aficionados, the project run by Serge and Caroline Muller brings together a carefully curated selection of artisans, providing an ever-evolving pool of creative talents. Embodying the very essence of luxury, each item is crafted in very limited series and using only the most precious and rare materials, with a strong emphasis on authenticity. Combining their unique skills and keen eye for discovering talents, Serge and Caroline manage to deliver an unseen selection of jewelry, eyewear, scarves and leather goods, easily incorporated into a variety of styles. Whether you’re looking for discretion or to stand out amidst the crowd, chances are you’ll come across it by browsing their alternatives.
Simons and Tisci made it to Vogue’s top list of creatives under 45