Ste­fano Ricci’s Spring/ Sum­mer 2019 range em­bod­ies a pen­chant for the pelagic

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Shift­ing from the pre­his­toric troglodyte dwellings of Mat­era in south­ern Italy that served as the back­drop for the brand’s pre­vi­ous col­lec­tion, Ste­fano Ricci shot its lat­est cam­paign on the rugged is­land of Mon­te­cristo in the Tus­can Ar­chi­pel­ago. There was talk of The Count of Monte Cristo, and even the uni­formed Cara­binieri (a branch of the Ital­ian mil­i­tary with po­lice du­ties) were in­vited on board our bor­rowed su­pery­acht to ex­plain the is­land’s unique and pro­tected sta­tus.

This sea­son’s take on quintessen­tial Ital­ian style stemmed from an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of pris­tine, un­cor­rupted hori­zons. Yacht­ing ref­er­ences in­clude silk jack­ets, ul­tra­fine cash­mere and wool in ocean-in­spired hues, and wa­ter- and wind­proof items that nod to the sports and ca­sual wear sec­tors that have flour­ished in re­cent years.

Matt crocodile jack­ets are light and soft. Bolts of sun­set orange and Syrah red evoke sun­sets on the wa­ter, all un­der­scored by sandy whites for a sense of lev­ity and light. Ex­plain­ing SS19’S in­spi­ra­tions and aes­thetic, Filippo quotes from Charles Baude­laire’s Man

and the Sea and en­ter­tains us with myth­i­cal sto­ries of Po­sei­don. As with ev­ery­thing at Ste­fano Ricci, it’s a story of man and ad­ven­ture, and above all, power.

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