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TREND OVERVIEW

January 19, 2015

For next autumn-winter 2015-16 every stylish man's wardrobe will focus on quality materials created to last, comfortable shapes and a blend of sportswear and sartorial styles that combine classic wools with innovative fabrics. These are just some of the key trends we noted in Florence, where Pitti Uomo was once again shown to be a point of reference for men's contemporary lifestyle. 

 

CASUAL LUXURY

Sartorial style is blended with high performance materials for a perfect look that works 24/7. Sharp lines and clean cuts with a luxury yet relaxed allure, thanks to the combination of sportswear influences and sartorial know-how. A mix of materials: wools that are matched with leather and nylon, for a contemporary feel, silk blended with cashmere for unrivalled comfort. This is how innovative coats and jackets that marry sportswear and high-end are born, with a luxury feel and a metropolitan dynamic. Perfect outerwear for outdoor living. 

MOUNTAIN CHIC

A trip away to the Alps with Mountain Chic on the horizon. Relaxation, open air sport, design that boasts acute attention to detail and tecno high-end materials: this mix of elements draws inspiration from outdoor wear for next winter. A world where woollen fabrics meet sheepkins, printed deerskin leather, denim flannels and furs, as well as padded and/or embossed nylon and new generation fibres. Amongst the stand-out pieces: down jackets in soft nappa leather with fur inserts, pure cashmere knitwear, and breathable waterproof cotton canvas parka jackets. An updated Montgomery with multipockets, unlined with a detachable inner, oversize jackets and double face down jackets in nylon and uniquely printed wool are key. 

The new rules of elegance seen at Pitti Uomo 87. 

URBAN DANDY

Informal elegance: artisanally crafted accessories worn with nonchalance are brightened up with prints and careful colour choices, selectively picked to match the jacket colour. A pocket square in polka dot or Prince of Wales designs, from warm colours to melanges; ties and bow ties in a range of variations and prints. A soft silk scarf is once again the new evening tie. An unruly elegance that looks to Swinging London and unites quintessential British style, the attention to detail found in Made in Italy and aspirational contemporary comfort. Style that doesn't neglect functionality: shoes created in exclusive leather for today's new generation of city businessman. 

NEW UNDERGROUND STYLE

A lifestyle phenomenon that is expressed as a union between innovation and attention to detail, an anticonformist approach and a subversion of traditional rules. The overcoming of stereotypes and the expression of individuality have become common traits in collections that combine street influences with exclusivity. Footwear and unique outfits created with high value materials and artisanal craftsmanship are combined with visual and cultural references that are seemingly far apart. Sartorial rules are given a contemporary lift with refined cuts, deconstructed shapes and a decidedly innovative tailoring. 

Photo Credit: Le21eme.com

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