CORNELIANI LAUNCHES THEIR AUTUMN/WINTER CAPSULE 2: ARCHETYPES
For his second collaboration with Corneliani, Paul Surridge brings forward his vision of elevated effortles- sness through the key concepts of pure refinement, authenticity and comfort.
In this path of consistency with the previous season, the House’s heritage connects the present and the future of the menswear tradition in a curated selection of essential elements that maintain their archetypal status as the designer continues to perfect each shape and texture, each colour and detail.
Timeless in style, rigorous in craft and sustainable in the use of lower impact materials, the new Circle wardrobe attunes to the different rhythms and scenarios of contemporary living exploring the difference between how clothes feel vs. how they look.
The way men live and move in what they choose to wear becomes a major reference in evolving and reworking the brand’s signature pieces with a realistic, and relaxed, sense of style. Soft and stretch textures, graphic contrasts, and elegantly informal silhouettes – loose and slim, unlined and half-lined – come together in a compact spectrum of age-fluid separates which are primarily and sar- torially conceived to last over the seasons.
Classic fabrics like flannel, tweed, Shetland-inspired wool and brushed cotton, along with innovative te- chnical materials, acquire new smoothness and density through a profoundly considered approach to shape. The coat is revisited with dropped shoulders and maxi raglan sleeves. The blazer is amplified to become a new caban to layer over the suit. Motifs and patterns, at times hand-painted, are mixed in easy contrasts for different perspectives of scales and textures. Quilting and padding add depth and pro- tection, while knitwear plays with flat ribbing, dense cashmere and the finest lightweight blends.
For Surridge, updating tradition is a subtle labour of form, function and self-confidence that always leads to feel-good sensations and appealing executions.