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Taking inspiration from Italian film culture, Caruso’s new spring/summer 2018 collection, “The Good Italian,” follows the release of three short films by the brand last year. The collection is an inspirational offering for personal happiness, behavior, and value, focused on a cultured gentleman with taste, a sense of humor, and undeniable style.
Venice and Naples are the two city stars in this moving image of a collection, and they break up the collection as so. For Venice, inspiration was gained from boom of the “Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica” in the 1950s and 60s. We see the off-white cotton and linen jacket, Tosca, sticking out as a blazer-meets-sports-jacket. The Aida seersucker suit is unlined, and comes with a single-breasted or double-breasted closure. We also made note of the classic white tee shirt, completely made in crepe cotton jersey, and the exclusive Quadrilatero in cotton or linen shirting fabric—the ultimate scarf with four points.
For Naples, inspiration was sourced from the atmosphere of the landscape, taking in the atmosphere of the Gulf where, since the 18th century, it has been the backdrop of numerous adventures, such as those taken by Prince of Soragna—played by Giancarlo Giannini in The Magic of Naples. There was Gobigold, created by Loro Piana, in mixed linen and silk; the waistcoat, which was created with the summer wardrobe in mind; and special colors like azure to represent the waves of the Gulf, red for the villas in Posillipo; and camel for the beach.
For the first time, the brand also released a travel capsule collection, with four coordinated pieces: one jacket with two diagonal pockets and a double-pull zip; one pure silk shirt with a mandarin collar; one pair of trousers with waist drawstrings and a pocket with a button; and one four-pocket field jacket that also doubles as a tote for The Good Italian that travels.