The bermuda shorts enter into the office. Summer is coming. But some men has already worn bermuda shorts for the two last month in cities; on the seaside are expected, in the big metropolis not, especially when they’re worn to go to the office: but we meet a lot of managers wearing them. We have to say that the main part of them belongs to fashion business, where, it’s known, the appearance undergoes several influences, that sometimes are tragic but – fortunately more often – can also be very pleasant. Actually, in men’s collective imagination, shorts are considered as a garment for the spare time. But in spite of it, bermuda shorts are trendy and really appreciated: so, if it must be short, it has to be Fashion! I’ve selected a little group of suggestions: Ralph Lauren’s model (1) for example, is preppy-casual, matched with a fluo parka and even a tie clip. Giorgio Armani (2) instead creates a total-white look, sporty and sober, and for Pilati (Zegna, 3) the bermuda shorts – made of a fine fabric, like grisaille – have to be worn with a sporty jacket; bomber jackets and checks by Kim Jones for Vuitton (4). The “strongest” suggestions? Dolce&Gabbana (5), with their shorts in pinstriped cotton, for a modern gladiator. Other examples that “make the trend”: Salvatore Ferragamo (6) insists on bright colours and play with a strong sport identity; Jil Sander (7) designed original volumes, that make the shorts look like a skirt; while Silvia Venturini for Fendi (8) chose a palette that recalls the desert’s colours. Finally a debut, Federico Curradi for Iceberg (9), that for his first time on the catwalk, designed a simple but sharp collection and that matches the off-white shorts with an asymmetric top, creating a very nice geometric shape.
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's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.