Canali presents Autumn-Winter 2014 collection inspired by Venice
January 16, 2014: Canali has always managed to impress us with creativity in its collections. This time, the collection is a journey from East to West, with water as a symbolic link between two worlds, two distant cultures that influence each other on architecture, trade and art. The array consists of flowing shapes, fabrics and colours created for a cultured, curious man who is ironic, adventurous and always dresses with impeccable style.
Shawl collars are the main features of jumpers, shirts and overcoats, giving them a theatrical look. The overcoats offset volumes with soft, unstructured shoulders, and are cinched at the waist or loose fitted and some embellished with fur collars. Though more restrained, the jackets are never too skinny, while cigarette trousers show off slightly pointed ankle boots. Completing the look are scarves, pins and bags in precious materials. Fine fabrics, all made exclusively for Canali, recall the pomp and splendour of times gone by.
Wool felts and flannels, plain or with a delicate pinstripe, and the ubiquitous velvet, are enhanced by stunning patterns. Geometrical designs loosely inspired by Art Deco or poetically reminiscent of fading wallpaper in aristocratic homes become the distinguishing characteristics of beautiful overcoats, damask jackets, printed velvets and mohair sweaters as sumptuous as 18th century cloaks.
The colours in the collection also recall Venice and its shimmering lights and reflections. From the neutral, milky hues of a foggy dawn, as interpreted in a painting by Vittore Carpaccio, to the infinite greens and blues of a sunny winter’s day spent in lavish aristocratic palaces.