Pitti Uomo

Pitti 85 – LARDINI, LARDINI RVR and GABRIELE PASINI Fall Winter 2014 collection

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 FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
Lardini FW2014 – Detail of the reversible jacket 

LARDINI FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85

LARDINI FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
Andrea Tarella for LARDINI - Pitti 85Andrea Tarella for LARDINI - Pitti 85 
Andrea Tarella for LARDINI - Pitti 85Andrea Tarella for LARDINI - Pitti 85 
Andrea Tarella for LARDINI - Pitti 85Andrea Tarella for LARDINI - Pitti 85 
Andrea Tarella sketches for LARDINI – Pitti 85
 
In the nearby stand there was the RVR Lardini project, that for the next autumn winter 2014 collection proposed nine reversible jackets where wool or cashmere are combined with technical water repellent fabrics, so you can shelter from the rain just reversing the jacket without additional raincoats. There are many double jacket models: the loden can become an high tech hooded parka; the classic jacket turns into a field jacket; while the hooded down jacket into a cashmere or wool winter coat. Moreover, to meet the needs of the contemporary travelers, all the Lardini RVR models can be folded like a vest and transported in small fabric pouch, optimizing also the space in the luggage.
 
LARDINI RVR - FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI RVR - FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI RVR - FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
LARDINI RVR - FALL WINTER 2014 - Pitti 85
 
Finally, the third line, that represents the dandy soul of the Lardini brand with the Gabriele Pasini collection, in which color and material contrasts give life to a unique and eclectic style; it is not a coincidence that a lot of Japanese buyers and photographers (known for their love of whimsical details) crowded the stand. The strength of the Gabriele Pasini autumn winter 2014 collection is represented by the research of vintage fabrics declined both on suits and informal items as in the case of the gobelin chenille (imitating the antique French tapestries made in Gobelins) proposed on dinner jackets and down jackets; the elegant astrakhan fur, re-read on the iconic American army field jackets; the worksuit fabrics, reinterpreted on tailored jackets and finally the printed neckties silks transformed into shirts. Definitely, THE collection suitable for men with a great personality and a unique sense of style.
 
 
Gabriele Pasini Fall winter 2014 - Lardini - Pitti 85
Gabriele Pasini Fall winter 2014 - Lardini - Pitti 85
Gabriele Pasini Fall winter 2014 - Lardini - Pitti 85
Gabriele Pasini Fall winter 2014 - Lardini - Pitti 85
Gabriele Pasini Fall winter 2014 - Lardini - Pitti 85
Gabriele Pasini Fall winter 2014 - Lardini - Pitti 85
Gabriele Pasini Fall winter 2014 - Lardini - Pitti 85
 
 
Alessandro Masetti – The Fashion Commentator
Special thanks to Lardini digital pr and press office 

10 thoughts on “Pitti 85 – LARDINI, LARDINI RVR and GABRIELE PASINI Fall Winter 2014 collection”

  1. Lardini è un marchio che mi piace moltissimo, per cui non potevo aspettarmi niente di meno dei capi bellissimi che hai fotografato. A proposito, ma davvero Ale hai fatto queste foto con lo smartphone? Perché sono semplicemente perfette.
    Stupendi i disegni di Andrea Tarella e molto interessante la linea RVR, ma a conquistarmi davvero è stata la collezione Gabriele Pasini, davvero particolare e raffinata; ci credo che i giapponesi sono impazziti.

    Alessia
    ElectroMode

    1. Ciao Alessia, per me non è così facile scegliere perché apprezzo la praticità elegante e la ricerca dei materiali presenti nella prima linea, ma come puoi ben immaginare, anche lo stile dandy di Pasini con le stampe paisley ed i tessuti originali anni 70. Non riuscivo a fare foto perché lo stand era sempre pieno di fotografi con treppiede o buyer importanti…un ottimo segno direi! 😉
      Per le foto ti garantisco che è tutto made in Samsung Galaxy e non lo cambierei per niente al mondo…la resa per quello che serve ai miei reportage è più che soddisfacente e talvolta anche sorprendente! 🙂

  2. I disegni sono assurdi! Due cose ho adorato maggiormente di questa collezione : 1. la diversificazione delle linee per andare incontro alle diverse esigente dell’uomo Lardini ma rimanendo sempre coerente nel “mood” (adoro quei quattro completi colorati) e 2. i capi reversibili, avere due giacche in una? Geniale e troppo cool!

    Love&Studs

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