MILAN--In what seemed more like an art exhibit rather than a mens week fashion presentation, Consuelo Castiglioni's spring summer 2015 collection communicated a sense of movement by using urban structural aspects and Japanese calligraphy and brush strokes as a starting point for her designs.
Beachy summer short combos and button down shirts were splashed in bold stripes and floral patterns mirroring modern Asian art and pottery.
Without abandoning the label's knack for combining strong yet calming color tonalities and schemes, this season's collection focused on sporty urban wear. Bomber jackets, blousons, and laborer looking jumpers were crafted with breathable materials like treated cotton, while blazers bore architectural deconstructed aspects like inverted sleeves to show off a silk pinstriped lining.
Canvas played a primary role and conveyed the spirit of a Mediterranean regatta, wind blown sails and algae encrusted maritime ropes.
Drawstring and hiker backpacks were fashioned with washed leather for a canvas look, while Castiglioni really focused on the casual side of footwear, in an array comprised mostly of canvas sneakers fastened with wide-rubber toe caps sliced into graphic bands.