January 16, 2016
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Corneliani
Milan, Italy – In contrast to its spring collection presented six months ago, today fashion house Corneliani decided to present its softer side for Autumn/Winter 2016-2017. The work reminds one of the elegant fashions in the days of post World War II. Each look presents some timeless ideas from that era, which restore an independent strength to today’s contemporary fashion.
Corneliani is most know for being an expert in impeccable Italian tailoring. The most known works are their sport coats and suits. In today’s outing, artistic director Sergio Corneliani has decided to gift collection with a very visible air retro influences of men’s fashion of the 40’s. The frame of the silhouette has changed, with more rounded, softer styles rise above the others. The lapels are larger, but much shorter. The shoulders of the outer coats are wider and more squarely cut. The collars of the shirts are large as they fold down. And the pants and jackets are more high-waisted.
The sets are of different lengths with long coats and high waist pants. The shapes look more stiff. The key details worth mentioning are the details in crochet, geometrics, herringbone and pinstripes. The big pockets and an element of deconstruction are also noticeable. An air of elegance is created with essential versatility. And of course there is the supreme quality of each detail and of the fabrics used.
The silhouettes present in the collection are trousers, oversized coats tied at the waist, light-weight trenches, pants, sporty bomber jackets, single or double-breasted jackets, classic shirts and knitted sweaters. The color palette consists of many shades of grey, caramel, dark brown, tobacco, peacock green and black. To add a classical finish, one can accessories with bags, silk scarfs, lace-ups and belts.