Venetian evocation, between creativity and irony. The two latest Canali collections, the 2014 s/s and next f/w, mark a turning point for the brand. The first one suggest the idea of a very refined man, with a kind of french taste, so cool that wears, instead of the K-way, a long ink blue raincoat; for the next season, Venice is the inspiration, and fabrics become blue and turquoise. The journey is a great source of inspiration, says Elisabetta Canali, “With our shows we’ve travelled and we’ve enriched men’s wardrobe with details that recall the international metropolis”. The last show – the most modern and up-to-date – was full of charming but was true to tradition; at the same time, and this is the innovation, it pays more attention to contemporary fashion trends (this intent is already clear in the Canali collection now in stores). But the real change will come in stores from july. A clear sign described by Elisabetta Canali. “Large volumes, unconventional shapes and fine fabrics with surprising decorations. A sumptuous and ironic collection for a curious man, that dares – in a flawless and self-confident way – velvet jackets in bright colours, silk shirts with shawl collar and wool capes with dèco prints. Elegance, contemporaneity and creativity are our key lines”. In the pictures, from above: Magnus Lindgren wearing a Canali s/s 2014 trench (ph. Andrea Gandini); the Canali f/w 2014/15 show.
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.