Back to the Draw­ing Board

Add graphic lines to knitwear, coats and plim­soll shoes for an artis­tic wardrobe re­fresh

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style -

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.

SUNNY SHADES

Clock­wise from top: Mod­els back­stage at Canali; sneak­ers by Bally; back­pack and look by Valentino

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