In step with many of the men’s collection presented in Milan, Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano of Gianfranco Ferre have designed a palatable collection that reflects many designers attempt to make clothes that are heavy on retail viability.
Though both designers minimize risks in this collection, the overall look is eye-catching, and distills the brand’s signature look of classic, clean lines.
The team of Aquilano and Rimondi drew from India, and exotic spices, for inspiration and color palettes.
Though some of the looks are reminiscent of garments one would find in Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice, the rich fibers and fine textures of The Silk Road is the overwhelming motif of a collection where East meets West.
The house of Gianfranco Ferre has always been known for classic elegance, and well-tailored, structured looks. And in this outing, Rimondi and Aquilano did not disappoint.
Stripped yogi pants were married with trenchcoats and Nehru jackets were matched with cool summer slacks. By mixing traditional western-style jackets with updated, traditional Indian garments, this collection has successfully created a modern global synthesis of cultures and aesthetics.
Photo credit: Marcio Madeira