The new rules of male elegance. Andrea Incontri is a fashion designer who’s going to be increasingly well-known. His menswear mainly consider two elements: sportswear and classic-formal clothing; two features that merge each other in total harmony and give birth to a new menswear’s thought, very characterised, that is met with great approval by who wants to find – in a collection – comfort, personality and tradition, even if with the right amount of fashion. “In my collections there’s always a combination of classic and sport”, and infact the parka in the picture on the right is made of a “writing” fabric, that is the folds form a graphic sign that draw the garment, but the manufacture is clearly traditional: “Cuts are rigorous and sartorial, but fabrics are waxed, inspired to a open-air life”. Other looks, instead, are more suitable for a “more dynamic lifestyle, quick in choosing what to wear but always careful to a precise elegance code”. Just like the wonderful jacket made of bouclè wool, matched with bermuda shorts and heavy socks (on the left)? Isn’t it a risky suggestion for winter? No, it’s not, if we think that designers collections are sold all over the world: in London, for example, a man who walks around dressed like this is not strange at all, neither when it’s 5°. Maybe in Italy we’ll buy only the jacket: I will do. Andrea Incontri fashion show, f/w 2013 collection.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became fashion director at Harper Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli for Max, Style Magazine, Io Donna and Sette as man fashion director.