Brioni SS2016 Collection highlights the love affair between contrasting elements where structure and constructivism are counterpointed by fluidity and lightness. The collection draws inspiration from architect Carlo Scarpa, whose creations were sensitive to the changes of time, seasons and history.
Scarpa’s reference to historical Venetian and modern Japanese culture is reflected in the collection that seamlessly bonds sartorial purity with a contemporary utilitarian undercurrent. The more tailored silhouettes are tempered by painterly brushstrokes in tonal or contrasting colors, at times detailed by hints of gold. Inspired by Venetian glass painting, they are superimposed on suits, knits and parkas made from high-tech parachute-thin Japanese nylon. A graphic effect whose translucent nature reveals the textures of each fabric.
The overall bold effect fully displays Brioni’s sartorial wealth. Each brushstroke is either hand-painted or hand screened separately on each part of the garment before it is reassembled.
Further defining the season is the rich and sensual color palette that veers from cadet green, sage, pavilion blue, royal blue, sapphire berry and peacock into steel grey with saturated light-into-dark nuances.
Hand crafted sandals, double monk-strap shoes and spare roomy totes, rigorously unlined, add the final touches to this season’s Brioni silhouette.