Corneliani debuts its AW 18/19 collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo, located within Florence’s iconic Fortezza Da Basso. The essence of tailoring lays in the will to put the client first, building things around individual wishes, demands, needs and desires, evolving the craft as times evolve.
Tailoring is an experience for the wearer stemming out of the experience of the makers. Both ways, it is a process. The essence of Corneliani is tailoring. A unique Italian knowledge, nurtured along decades of experiences, is the tool that allows the shaping of style as an experiential journey. Working with the client in mind means working on the single item, making it an expression of the moment that moulds on the person. The wearer is the only protagonist. Themes are fickle. Items remain, morphing in infinite ways through use. It’s style that takes life through experience and experiences that suggest new ways to style, mixing and morphing worlds and solutions, effortlessly. The AW 18/19 collection is the first instalment of this on-going process and builds an open repertoire of possibilities.
The elements are given. A thoughtful take on familiar tropes ensues: impeccably functional outerwear, effortless business wear and refined leisurewear. Evolution results from a subtle balance of weights, patterns, shapes and occasions of use. The quest for harmony translates into an ever-evolving idea of classic beauty. A delve into history defines the essence of the moment.
Traditional patterns are enhanced in outerwear and tailoring, while technical pieces gain unexpected aplomb. Colour and functional details are hidden on the inside, pleasing the wearer, not the public. Shapes are essential and streamlined, drawing a soft silhouette. The dynamism of skiing adds élan, precious leathers and furs provide the pleasure of texture. A muted palette of painterly, dense tones reaffirms the Corneliani roots, strongly linked to Mantua.
Built around an idea of subtle effortlessness, the collection does not rely on the bold, yet quickly forgettable, fashion statement. Instead, it initiates a dialogue with the wearer, inviting to discover details and characteristics through use, day by day. As such, it owns a timelessness that comes from the will to catch the spirit of the time, keeping authenticity at the core.