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Brioni Spring / Summer 2016

Brioni Spring / Summer 2016

In colors of gold and cobalt racer stripes streak across clothing, splashed in cool color palates reflecting the ocean blue. Among this printed statement, suits, skinny-fitted trousers and anoraks undertook colors of emerald green, gold and grey. This was the vision of summer, Italian brand Brioni presented for their Spring 2016 Collection. Propel this seasonal statement into your wardrobe by focusing on the details. Otherwise, you will miss this trend in a blink of an eye. 

Style Advice: Whether your headed sea-bound via sailboat or to the office for a midweek meeting, let a stripe pattern dictate your attire. Brioni fashioned stripes in a modern way, with strong accents throughout its collection. To model the runway look everyday, look to articulate the stripe. Trying the trend with a suit is a simple way to start: the full outfit contains a matching three-piece suit and black loafers. Naturally, racer stripes bring dynamic to this classic grey suit, summer uniform. This exemplar look from Brioni’s Spring 2016 Collection shares the wealth: the color of titanium flashes and sparkles against an ash gray suit. For a similar effect, shop at the trendiest suit and tie retailer in New York City: Suit Supply.  Suit Supply’s Lazio Light Grey Check suit ($599) is a practical way to achieve the similar excitement as this runway statement.  To tone down the look, match the suit with a plain t-shirt. The division between grey and navy blue on Zara’s Colour Block T-shirt  ($18) will add an accent to the outfit.  

Alexander McQueen 2 Buckle Monk Shoe ($695) is strangely beautiful — as are all of the legendary British luminary pieces. The brand turns a typically fundamental style of shoe into a pair that demands attention. This piece sets a standard for an appreciation of speckled leather; this style of calfskin leather can be spotted with good taste from afar. Its buckles are a statement of classic British style: preppy, proper and sophisticated.

Must Have: The side stripe trouser is one to treasure. Commonly referred to as the Tuxedo pant, the trouser is defined by the single strip that runs down the side of the pant in contrast color .As the case for the Neil Barrett’s Satin Tuxedo Stripe Virgin Wool Pants ($725.), this piece is a classic example. These trousers, made of black virgin wool crepe lead with lead with a satin tuxedo strip— hence its name— running from the waist to the hem of the pant. The Tuxedo trouser is this week’s must have for it represents Brioni’s runway look in a similar fashion, just in a subtler way. The British designer behind this week’s pick is Neil Barrett. Barret’s notoriety in the menswear industry began with Italian luxury house Prada. The designer assisted with the launch of the brand’s menswear line before lauching his own, self-titled brand. Since then, the designer’s mastery rests in modern recreations of definitive menswear pieces. This Tuxuedo Pant is a testimant of the designer’s heed for fabrics and fits, an attention that established his platform in the industry. 

Industry News: Amidsts Berluti’s recent financial difficulty after the leave of Ermenegildo Zegna earlier this year in February, Haider Ackermann is rumored to take on design lead for the brand. LVMH and representative will not confirm the speculated news, however  twice confirmed sources leaked the rumors to Reuters. If such news is accurate, Ackermann's talent will serve as a gain for the shoe brand, which is working to re-invent the brand through a ready-to-wear collection. BOF reports, For the Colombian designer, know for his minimalist aesthetic and deconstructed designs, “ will be expected to give Berluti a sharper, more modern fashion edge.” As theories continue to buzz, the only certainty is that the menswear industry modernizes as culture innovates.