Aviator Academy at Andrea Pompilio

Milan: Held at the Accademia di Brera, the Art Academy of Milan, Andrea Pompilio’s masculine collection fused tailoring into an aviation theme without loosing a sense of sportiness. Engineering details such as prominent offset zippers, bonded volume and subtle quilted designs appeared on items like aviator jackets, relaxed overcoats and denim-inspired trousers. An active influence was evident throughout from side stripes on relaxed trousers and the sleeves of sport jackets to drawstring waistbands on trousers and the hems of elevated sweatshirts. Even formal shirting could not escape the sport treatment with stripes on collars and sides of sleeves as well as prominently placed academy-inspired patches. Pompilio modernized Italian tailoring for today’s trends for a collection that was strict, simple and sporty.  – Matt Feniger

Theme: Aviator academy

Key Items: High rise relaxed trousers / Graphic formal shirts / Updated aviator and bomber jackets / Sport paneled sweaters / 3SB suits / Belted DB overcoats / Elevated pull-over sweatshirts / Contemporary eveningwear of 3SB contrast lapel blazers and drawstring trousers

Color:  Ink / Black / White / Pastel yellow, pink and purple / Denim blue / Grey / Chinese New Year red / Camel

Materials + Trim: Crisp cotton / Wool / Pulled cashmere / Denim / Leather / Brushed wool / Silk / Fur / Nylon / Bonded / Light quilting

Print + Pattern:  Academy-inspired badging / Sport stripes and blocking / Plaid / Blanket stripes / Micro windowpane checks

Accessories + Footwear: Drawstring leather and pony hair bags / Leather & nylon elbow-length moto gloves / Black & white strapped leather shoes with slight shark tooth soles

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