Mood of the men's collection fall winter 2015 | Canali
The inspiration behind the latest collection
“When I first started thinking about this collection, I was immediately transported to 1950s Milan. I envisioned an impeccably dressed man walking down the street as neon signs flickered to life around him, illuminating spirited, refined details. My inspiration began with this vision – a series of lines that intersect and overlap, representing a crossroads between this elegant man of the past and his contemporary counterpart for an aesthetic that redefines casual refinement.
The runway bridges tradition and modernity, seamlessly combining the excellence of Canali tailoring with my rendition of the new season’s look.
Lines are an essential part of the collection; I trace them one at a time, studying and moving them to craft motifs – abstract stripes, checks and shapes of varying proportions that underlie signature elements of my aesthetic and the identity of Canali at the same time. These lines shift and evolve, developing into a distinct architecture of style.
The collection blends formal and informal – sweaters, jackets, coats – in an original composite of layers. Soft outerwear in pure double cashmere, clean-cut pants with considerable cuffs that sit just at the ankle, ample sweaters with braided detailing and accessories in premium and unique materials.
The color palette is deliberately monochrome – black, white and gray with hints of petrol blue and “Canali” yellow – giving geometric designs and luxurious fabrics the attention they deserve.”