Canali heralds in the new SS16 collection like a sudden Summer storm that vanishes just as quickly as it appears, leaving a chromatic collage in its wake.
Presenting a novel vision of summertime icons coming together in countless combinations, a dynamic and elegant tableau of looks form the new season. Colours travel decisively across a natural palette that adds impacting accents throughout the collection. Blues progress from sky to aquamarine, mixing with warm earth tones of ochre, caramel and burgundy, illuminated with flashes of deep sea green.
Seasonal fabrics take on new aesthetics, boasting luxurious compositions and innovative effects. Quintessentially casual denim is presented in a wool linen blend, wool silk linen and premium cotton are given a velvety terry finish, while silk organza, kid leather and nubuck lend an exceptionally soft hand to outerwear and footwear – all distinctive textures that truly evoke the summertime madness.
Lightweight tailoring and leisurewear essentials with unexpected (and sometimes, hidden) details are key features for the season. Trench coats and jackets are cut in pure silk organza, in which the transparency allows a glimpse of the distinctive ‘double layer’ Egyptian cotton shirting underneath. Two-button jackets feature particularly placed bellows – a leitmotif of the collection – on the back and front patch pockets. Whereas deconstructed jackets showcase clean, graceful lines with pants that are more relaxed at the reverse-pleated waist and thighs, tapering towards the bottom to a contemporary ankle-length crop.
For accessories, clean-cut briefcases are offset by unstructured backpacks, and playful handcrafted lariat key holders – all embellished with a graphic contrasting stripe that adds a touch of whimsical originality. Besides that, hand-finished shaded calfskin loafers and lace-ups in a myriad of hues set the tone for the footwear, while aubergine crocodile-skin brogues with hybrid espadrille/rubber ridged soles are the statement pieces.
The Canali SS16 collection is now available at the Canali boutique located at Pavilion KL.