Ciao is an Italian word that is understood worldwide. It is a greeting and a way to present yourself: we can say CIAO to everyone without fear of being misunderstood. Today, fashion rushes ahead at the same speed: it makes itself understood and needs no explanation, filters or intermediaries.
Not even a designer, who is eternally balancing his obsessions and desire for renewal, always knows where his ideas will take him, because they often arrive at the speed of a CIAO. Above all, like a CIAO, they won’t give any explanation yet are nevertheless understood.
The MEN’S FW20/21 collection is born out of my conviction that a focus on the product reflects the times and is a message to the future through the details that created it in the present.
If I cannot own a photo by Man Ray, but I do not settle for its reproduction on paper, then I’ll think up an embellishment of that image on a bag, making sure that, bead after bead, its craftsmanship preserves its authenticity over time.
The same operation is done on a loden coat, with pleating that creates new volume, or on a gray wool suit with a stunning “Vivaldi-style” bow on the back that attenuates its austere appearance, on tartan boucle that exaggerates a classic woman’s jacket or on a little striped cardigan with a fur stitch that exasperates the volume.
Everything was created to blend elements in a garment that carries them into the future through indications of their designer’s modern mindset and attitude.
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