Surprising & Very Appealing ‘Dandy à l’Italien”
By Marcellous L. JONES
Milan, Italy – Spring/Summer 2014 is a season of welcomed surprised at Canali. Their new collection gets off to the right starts with redingotes and suits in bold shades of blue. The trousers have been cut well above the ankles and are cuffed. We move from the blue to red and cherry red.
The surprising mix of colorful patterned pants work well with the blazers in more conservative colors. Then we see crocodile short-cropped jackets in brown worn with pants. Long trench coats with include details in vivid red piping. These colors are combined with the other more easy and comfortable shades in gray, brown, camel, mustard, etc.
The double-breasted jackets are cut quite short this season. The result is an appealing and very modern “dandy à l’Italien. Later rings jump into the collection. We find a beautiful, gray print in blue on white. It is used to create large travel bags, then a short-cropped blazer worn with light blue pants and finally trousers placed with another top. This patter is then done in red and white.
Later in the show we see the major theme of the collection repeated in stripes.