RITUALS OF STYLE THAT EXPRESS MOMENTS AND OCCASIONS. PERFECT COMBINATIONS AND IMPECCABLE DETAILS. ELEGANCE INTERPRETED AS TRADITION AND AS A SENSE OF BELONGING. THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW PAL ZILERI FALL WINTER COLLECTION 2013/2014 CAN BE FOUND WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THESE SENSATIONS. A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY EASY VIRTUE, THE FILM INTERPRETED BY COLIN FIRTH, SET IN THE WORLD OF THE UPPER MIDDLE CLASS IN THE 1930S, IN BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE STREWN WITH NEOCLASSICAL VILLAS.
The choice of colours delineates three main themes: anthracite grey with contrasts in wine, which veers towards medium grey shades mixed with beige and antique pink, naples blue mixed with purple and mud, with inflections in the softest shades of light blue, blended with pearl grey and cream, dark brown softened with purple to reach light beige, washed lilac and cream. The silhouette has been updated with sartorial taste, restyled to offer wider and higher lapels with 7 mm stitching, deconstructed shirt-style shoulder, short jacket (73 cm) and trousers with bottom measuring 20 cm. Coherent with 1930s English style, the jackets are cashmere, or wool mixed with cashmere and silk: precious textiles personalized with coloured trim highlights. Light textures are also used in the formal jackets, to give a soft look.
The suits are in exclusive fabrics - all Made in Biella - with yarns ranging from 130’s to 180’s. The decisive choice of graphic designs offers strong motifs, coloured yarns and pinstripe patterns, windowpane and large Prince of Wales checks with Hopsack structure.
The same search for individuality lies behind collaboration with the famous Italian woollen mill Fratelli Tallia di Delfino (founded in 1903), to create a fabric for suits and blazers exclusively for Pal Zileri. A yarn capable of following the movements of the body, offering incomparable comfort, also due to an extraordinary combination of properties that make it waterproof, breathable, antibacterial and crease-resistant.
The linings are also original, adding value to jackets and coats with plays of materials, colours and compositions coordinated in the same regimental style as the shirts. The new “SILK TOUCH” label on shirts identifies tightly-woven noble fabrics with extra-fine 120 compact threads.
In the Concept collection, Fall Winter 2013/14 draws on the elegance of the 1930s, proposing a sartorial look even for the more informal garments. The sleeve units proposed include Shearling Canadian jackets, short quilted Nubuck coats, or sports jackets with Prince of
Wales check woollen fabrics combined again with Nubuck.
Consistently, in the knits we see the return of multi-coloured jacquard in Yak and Mohair, fineness 3-5-7, while the shirts have strong checks, colours or prints inspired by the ties.
In the trousers, the iconic role is once again interpreted by the Chinos and 5-pocket models (19 and 23, like the numbers of details that characterize them), with updated fabrics: check cotton and wool, hand sprayed, and wools with vintage-effect micropatterns.
The short jacket collection has been innovated, with the addition of two heavy merino wool garments, both with an original mix of qualities.
The first model is a long jacket with frog closures, patch pockets and a hood decorated with fur edging, while the second is a bomber jacket with beasom pockets, fully lined with fabrics for menswear in
cashmere wool and curly sheepskin applied to the inside collar.
In the sportswear, nylon stretch fabrics reproduce a wool look, while the Duffle Coat has been reinterpreted with a knit-effect technical material.