Corneliani SS2013 collection reinterpreted leisurewear to reflect a style that is modern, relaxed and elegant. The jacket too is made of cotton knit, to be worn under a nappa leather, dove grey safari jacket. The season must-have is the nappa leather trench coat with laser openwork, washed with natural enzymes to give it a well-worn, very light look. The extremely precious fabrics are made by weaving shot silks and linens together and are inspired by winter tweeds. Colours are light in cool tones from mastic to brown and pearl grey, as well as total white and total black. The supreme icon of male elegance, the suit, has also been reinterpreted in terms of shape and proportions and is now suggested for free time use. The totally deconstructed jackets feature large shoulders and wide lapels, with soft, light trousers that have 2 or 3 pleats.
The trick is in the details: from the shirt-style sleeves to bellows pockets, from the ties to the ultra-light, matching scarves that are now an indispensable accessory. The collection’s strength is the leather, as soft as a glove, and openwork netting in the trench coat, as well as in the shirts, in the knitwear and in the blousons with nappa leather and suede inserts that are reminiscent of the ancient armour of the Gonzaga family. The shoes also feature openwork netting. “To change the rules while remaining faithful to our past, we have to implement new technological procedures, working on the details, materials and fit, which must not neglect comfort and sartorial elegance,” says Sergio Corneliani, the brand’s creative director.
“I believe that in today’s world we should aim above all to make quality suits that reflect the spirit of the times we live in, but that thanks to their style can remain in the wardrobe as they transcend seasons and fashions. The concept I have based this collection on is transforming leisurewear garments too into symbols of strictly Italian-made elegance.”