There wasn’t a better way to imagine our Spring Summer Collection 2017 than as a journey. A multi-sensorial journey through Mediterranean colors, perfumes and architectures, a unique tactile and chromatic experience. We’ve been inspired by the beauty and the uniqueness of four iconic places: Barcelona, Saint Tropez, Capri and Santorini. The fabrics and the volumes of the Collections recreate the nuances and the shapes making these Mediterranean pearls peculiar, to produce fresh suggestions making us daydream while transporting us in the atmosphere of those cities. The journey we imagined passes through these four Mediterranean places by sea, with an exclusive cruise, to recall the long sea crossings that polo players used to head out to reach the cities where the competitions took place. Those long travels used to define the style of the polo player himself, enriched by each place, becoming an elegant mix of colors and fabrics.
Barcelona is the first stop. Here we are inspired by the faceting of the mosaic lightened up by the sun. A colorful play which made Gaudì’s architectures famous worldwide. This very urban mood is what inspired the chromatic palette of the Collection, as well. Then we arrive in Saint Tropez and here we are overwhelmed by the luxurious lifestyle characterizing both this magic place of the Côte d’Azur and our world, the polo one. Third stop: Capri, emerging from the blue waters, surrounded by the famous sea stacks. Capri has always been a meeting point for artists and intellectuals and inspired the most holiday-related side of our Collection. Our last stop is Santorini, where its white architectures meet the deep blue of the sea. This chromatic binomial has been the continuous reference to create some items of our Collection. Each ideal stop of our Mediterranean Cruise has left an imprint in our Collection, from the colors to the fabrics such as cotton and linen, to express different, but complementary, moods and styles. Each item has been inspired by a different detail of those magic places, to create a versatile Collection whereby play with, experiencing different combinations according to the circumstance.
The name itself says that Colecciòn Privada is the intimate core of our Collection, related to the sartorial Italian tradition and inspired by a Mediterranean style.</br> </br>This Spring, even the most exclusive and formal part of our Lifestyle proposal is contaminated by the colors we met along our Mediterranean Cruise, to create coordinated suits and formal outfits. </br></br>Our effort to build a correspondence between the Colecciòn Privada and the Spring Summer Collection was given by the wish to create mix&match looks, in which the outfit can be composed by formal and sporty items, for a personal and unique style.
St. James Collection completes our Spring Summer 2017 Collection, with a British touch which looks far. Our most sartorial proposal, in collaboration with the tailor made master Timothy Everest, is inspired by India during the Twenties and the Thirties, when it was a British colony. At the time, polo was played by English soldiers. The summer version of our sartorial capsule collection is renewed with a new palette of pastel colors, applied on British patterns such as the twill wave and the Prince of Wales.The chosen fabrics are the most summery ones, such as cotton and linen, for a weightless feeling.