Back to the Drawing Board
Add graphic lines to knitwear, coats and plimsoll shoes for an artistic wardrobe refresh
Clean lines and strong shapes coupled with artisanal construction—that’s what you’re going to get from Canali this season. Creative consultant and menswear designer Andrea Pompilio used a surprising pop of canary yellow on double-breasted coats; the rest of the collection remained more sombre, with shades of grey and various styles of stripes and checks. It was the slight geometric illusions, such as the high-necked sweater that really caught our attention.
Meanwhile, Valentino looked to the art world for a fresh take. For autumn/winter 2015, the brand championed the work of 26-year-old Melbourne-based artist Esther Stewart. Her abstract artworks, often incorporating only a few simple shapes, were beautifully translated onto everything from cashmere overcoats to crewneck knits, and even to the set-up of the show. We also couldn’t help but notice that Valentino’s signature rucksack got the Stewart treatment, too. Colour blocks were also applied to accessories, such as the running shoe from Bally.
Clockwise from top: Models backstage at Canali; sneakers by Bally; backpack and look by Valentino