Pitti Uomo doesn’t mean only fashion shows and events held in the most beautiful palaces of Florence; the real show is inside the Fortezza da Basso. Obviously, I am not referring to the fashion people desperately waiting for a famous street-style-photographer, but to the fashion collections presented in the fair. Each pavilion has a target audience and each stand tells a unique story, or more than one, as in the case of Lardini brand, with its three lines dedicated to three different kind of men who love contemporary elegance.
Lardini proposed a lot of innovations for the next autumn winter 2014 collection, first of all, the fine wool suit with reversible jacket suitable for the whole day long, matched with quilted nylon vest, woolen tie and colored felt bags and backpacks. The great tailoring tradition of Lardini gives its best in the reinterpretation of historical garments and fabrics, transforming them into informal items with a strong personality, such as the wool herringbone jackets inspired to a rare woman’s suit from the 40s or the wide-striped jackets recalling the college-style of the regimental pattern. For the evening, the knitted jacket imitates the classic shawl collar tuxedo, while the maxi-lapel-coats are enriched with an elegant astrakhan detachable collar. As latest items, garment dyed suits with contrasting patterns: houndstooth pants matched with glencheck jackets and vests declined in bright colors such as yellow, cherry, blue and green. Finally, a special note on the scenic design of the stand, which looked like a contemporary grunge art gallery thanks to the scaffolding pipes structure and the sketches by Andrea Tarella who interpreted several Lardini’s total looks.
|Lardini FW2014 – Detail of the reversible jacket|