Italian menswear designers inaugurated five days of Autumn-Winter collections in rome on saturday (July 15) with white the new colour of the season.
SCU & MV Bazzarini fashions (3 shots) -- lapelless dinner jackets
MV Coccoli fashions -- dark-brown striped casual coats
GV Native fashions -- knee-length, double-breasted wide lapel coats in 'Twenties styles with matching wide-brim hats (2 shots)
Lapel-less dinner jackets by Bazzarini; audience; stripped casual coats by Coccoli; knee-length double-breasted coats from the twenties by Native with matching wide-brim hats.
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Background: Italian menswear designers inaugurated five days of Autumn-Winter collections in rome on saturday (July 15) with white the new colour of the season.
There were white car coats and sashed topcoats by Coccoli, and off-white evening jackets -- worn with black broadcloth trousers -- with a notched neckline but no lapels by Bazzarini.
At the opposite extreme, Coccoli presented silk blouses in vivid Chinese-looking floral prints which came with matching flowered western scarves.
The styles, generally speaking, were trimmer versions of the classics. The clothes did not hark back to any particular era. But they did suggest an old-fashioned concept of masculinity -- and the unisex look was noticeably absent.
Classical designs such as herringbone, stripes, houndstooth and checks were predominant -- realised in various blends of wool and wistel. A continuation of this trend was also seen in the shirts, which reflected the classical mood with great emphasis on stripes.
SYNOPSIS: In Rome, Italian designers have been showing the fashions they hope man will wear next autumn and winter. This evening jacket by Bazzarini has a notched neckline but no lapels. White was the surprise colour of the season. But styles were generally just trimmer versions of the classics.
Designs by Coccoli ranged from sedate casual coats in dark-brown to silk blouses in vivid Chinese floral prints. But stripes, herringbone, houndstooth and check designs were all retained. Clothes in general did not hark back to any particular era, although the knee-length, double-breasted coats by Nativo were reminiscent of the nineteen-twenties -- giving the show an overall suggestion of the old-fashioned concept of masculinity.