Very few menswear shows get the balance right between heritage and modernity. Without any doubt, the Italian menswear brand, Pal Zileri under the creative direction of Mauro Ravizza is one of them. Luckily, I was there to view it first hand during Milan Menswear Week last Saturday evening with the perfect companion of my dear friend Tuba Unsal. From a spectacular venue, 3D effects and a digital-first runway, Pal Zileri had once again a refreshing appeal to all.
The Fall/Winter 2016 collection perfectly captures the new spirit of Italian men’s fashion – dynamic, modern yet not lacking in craft and tailoring. Mauro (creative director of Pal Zileri), continues to reinvent the house classics with a modern hint of glamour, sartorial details, high-end sportswear and bonded leather pieces. This time, inspired by Bauhaus artist Josef Albers, the collection is defined by symmetries, geometries and chromatic nuances just like Alber’s play with the square that has filled countless art galleries. Suits are revved up with shaded effects or lurex knit, over shimmering turtlenecks and sartorial gym pans achieving a cool forward looking character mix of craftsmanship and sartorial excellence.
Photos: Jake Armstrong