Thursday September 27, 2012
INSPIRED by London’s elegance, the style of Canali’s Fall/Winter 2012 reflects the brand’s increasingly cosmopolitan spirit.
It is a collection that pays tribute to the city, past and present, in which originality, humour and attention to detail are skilfully melded with the Italian label’s typical values of traditional tailoring, quality and fine fabrics.
However, the new offering has no intention of being constrained by a rigidly didactic concept of English style and takes its cue from London’s eclecticism, reinterpreting the different styles of elegance from a contemporary, ironic point of view.
Textures and fabrics have been redesigned: Prince of Wales, houndstooth and cover twill are more substantial and accentuated, pinstripes are wider and 70s “Op Art” patterns and floral prints breathe life into the ties, shirts and trousers.
Slim-fitting, shortish jackets with thinner lapels, featuring barely hinted shoulders or deconstructed designs like the Kei jacket, are the protagonists of a collection which gives plenty of space to separates, often worn with a waistcoat.
Alongside the cigarette-leg trousers with turn-ups favoured by more formal suits, in plain or tone-on-tone micro-patterned fabrics, Canali also proposes a model with a small waist pleat and a looser fit.
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