Canali Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection
This season, Canali undertake a journey towards the origin of elegance, of everything that is made well and Made in Italy - a journey that begins at the end and ends at the beginning. The new collection reveals once more what lies behind the curtain of Canali craftsmanship - exquisite construction, exceptional quality and distinctive details.
Fall Winter 2017 is dedicated to this concept of covert craftsmanship, the essence of their iconic Kei construction - a deconstructed design that belies sophisticated silhouettes - as seen within every look.
Outerwear is at times oversized, taking inspiration from the 1960s, while suits follow the natural contours of the body, shunning excess in favor of a more pared down aesthetic. Today's Canali man inhabits a metropolis that is constantly evolving - a place in which timelessness is a prerequisite for style.
This intentionally minimalist nature lets the focus fall on the fabrics: cashmere traverses the collection in prestigious "double" constructed pieces and in luxurious blends with wool, silk, vicu?a and chinchilla. Many of the fabrics feature distinctive textures from a micro boucl? to an ultra-soft baby alpaca velour and luxurious finishes like a sable-effect on a pure cashmere field jacket.
Quintessential menswear motifs like Prince of Wales check, madras, herringbone and birdseye are at times overlapped or rotated, exuding a classic but contemporary feel. Jacquards and other intricate weaves create optical patterns and dynamic m?langes of rich, saturated colors within a palette that flows smoothly between illustrious purples, natural browns and a grayscale that goes from white to black. Fall Winter 2017 is a sensorial collection to be seen and touched in person, presented within a specially designed exhibit that will also see the exclusive premiere of a short film called Rewind. The short is by Ivan Cotroneo, one of the most acclaimed directors and screenwriters in Italy, in collaboration with multiaward-winning Director of Photography, Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty), and features music written exclusively for Canali by Oscar-winning composer, Dario Marianelli (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) - an Italian trio of excellence in the world of cinema.
The culture of craftsmanship is at the essence of Canali and also embodies a desire to share their knowhow with the next generation. For the first time, they will open their doors to select fashion schools, hosting special workshops for students with their internal design team and Ivan Cotroneo in order to pass on a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the values and artistic heritage of Italy.
Photos and information: canali.com
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