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Neapolitan fashion house Kiton is revisiting the charm of the past and Impressionist artists of the 19th century as inspiration for their spring/summer 2017 menswear collection. The Italian brand’s three major product categories—bespoke tailoring, sportswear, and accessories—offer excellence in creativity and tailoring, and for this new collection, we are seeing some fresh new additions.
Timeless style in bespoke tailoring is seen stitched at the seams, placing the Kiton suit at the top of every man’s must-have list. Using quality materials sets the brand apart, as are made in a woolen mill in Biella. Light wool, and yarns alternating between cashmere and linen, allow for casual styles and unstructured silhouettes. As an ever-iconic piece of Kiton’s, the jacket, made of lightweight, less formal materials, is presented in an array of neutral colors, or with mixed fabrics to appear mélange. Shirts are tailored too, but are a bit more formal, and come in micro designs and checked patterns with the use of natural colors like beige, moss green, and light grey.
For sportswear, we see technical garments used for daywear. Waterproof wools with inserts, high quality cotton, light suede, waterproof leather, leather lined with silk, and parachute canvas lined with cashmere are all seen as a new twist for this season. The ideal fabrics allow for travelers and those who enjoy comfort (without creases!) to avoid the crumples that come after packing and folding. The active wear shirts are also made with care—raveled together from jersey cotton in a Fidenza knitwear factory.
Accessories diversify with classy footwear, belts, and a capsule collection of bags full of classy details: screen-printed logos on the backs of the sneakers; hand-sewn rope designs on the soles of the espadrilles; slippers made of deerskin; rucksacks, shopping bags, and briefcases made of technical nylon in bright blue, green, and yellow; and K-shaped belt buckles with crocodile skin, precious horn, or suede.
And last but not least, we see a new surprise addition to the Culto collection with Brezza—meaning “breeze” in Italian—made of light wool lined using a silk interspace, which projects coolness even in warm climates. All nine pieces, including traditional coats, jackets, and casual garments, show unparalleled innovation applied to tailoring.