The elegance of one of the greatest artists and men of culture from the 20th Century, Luchino Visconti, has inspired the new Pal Zileri collection F/W 14/15. Master of Neorealism, sophisticated and perfectionist theatre director, but also aristocratic aesthete. An indisputable icon who stylishly epitomizes male elegance of the 1960s. Years in which dressing became the art of dandies. Day-to-day aesthetics expressed by mixing check jackets with coloured trousers, wide sartorial lapels and generously patterned ties. This rich imagery inspired the design concept of Pal Zileri for next Fall/Winter.
Starting from the choice of colours, which narrate four essential themes:
A conscious preciousness is found in the choice of fabrics, all Made in Biella, ITALY”: super 150’s yarns, carded flannel (Saxony), 100% cashmere for jackets and coats, Prince of Wales patterns and windowpane checks. Luxury materials enhanced by the canvassed construction of the jackets, in keeping with the true Italian tradition of Pal Zileri that presides as manufacturing excellence. Silhouettes are unequivocally sartorial with wide lapels, high-waisted cigarette cut trousers. This dandy look is also found in the shirts printed with micro-patterns, in the check jackets and in the coloured and printed ties.
The Doge blazer is in perfect harmony with the spirit of the collection. Pure silk and an impeccable canvassed construction: the peachskin fabric, produced exclusively by the Colombo woollen mill, becomes a garment with the lightness and elegance of a scarf. A moving architecture of yarn and fabric with a slim fit that brings lasting comfort to the wearer. Exclusive details emphasize a choice of style: the single-breasted or double-breasted jacket with patch pocket is enhanced by two buttons that reproduce coins of the Doges of Venice.
The upper casual wear chooses the world of men’s fabrics, for luxury technical sportswear. Silk and cashmere down jackets, with suede finishes. Technical parka with exclusive Biella jacket fabrics. Down jackets in ultra-light nappa glove leather, enhanced by jacket fabric linings. For the weekend the look includes washed and garment-dyed jackets, check trousers in carded wool, combined with cashmere wool cardigans constructed like down jackets, and long down jackets with carded jacket fabrics.