Sophisticated and branchè, there are a wealth of different outer garments: jackets, jerkins, overcoats in pure wool or wool combined with other fabrics, and quilted jackets, especially ultra-light ones, simple and double-breasted ones, in various sizes and lengths.
Garments in composite materials enlivened by layering and structuring, with a range of textures and materials, with or without hoods and quilted with boudins that are not overly accentuated, are complemented by coarse cotton blousons with a slightly nineteenth-century, old-fashioned feel, with trimmed sleeves or decorated with crocheted inserts. And there is a vast range of knitwear: turtle necks, pullovers, bon-ton cardigans, sometimes with raglan braids, in knitwear or in tricot and nylon léger, finished with stylish gros-grain piping in matching colours.
The range develops free and visionary, and yet is governed by traditional canons and suggestions, which, however, are viewed with unprecedented gradations and explore a multitude of sectors and purposes. It is a texture of varied and multifaceted functionality in the interpretation of a subtle aesthetic common denominator.
Classicism and experimentation intertwine and harmonize in an overall romantic mood that is deliberately a touch retro and marked by soft vintage tones.
The palette extends from a dense, metallic, continuous bass of dark grey, with a vein of iron, zinc and lead, traversing concentrated navy blue, anthracite, black and army green, and finishing with the dazzling bright shades of ivory. Checks and tartan rendered virtually minimalist and etched in their lattice pattern, ranks of gathered ruches, and crisp, sculptured geometric proportions, but always with a casual attitude and great fit, contribute towards the poetic arrangement and the authentic literary and narrative significance of this splendid collection.
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