May 29, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
Milan: Tailored clothing powerhouse, Corneliani, started off Milan Fashion Week as it always does — with an energizing dose of masculine beauty and classic luxury. Creative director Sergio Corneliani said he wanted to “reinvent a look without upsetting the rules of for men, suggesting how a wardrobe can be refreshed.” Just as last season, the show took place at Milan’s historic Cinema Manzoni, a backdrop that lent itself to a dreamy collection full of feather-weight suits, easy-going styling and deconstructed silhouettes. A sand-covered runway and a projection of fluffy clouds filling the movie screen in one of Italy’s most treasured theaters set the mood for sun-faded colors and chic contrasts like linen suits, summer sweaters and espadrilles. Details like perforated suede elbow patches, contrast piping on a marled cardigan and pieced linen/silk sweaters added just the right touch of ironic eccentricity, striking a perfect balance between hectic city life and safari holiday. —Michael Fisher
Color: Desert khaki / Taupe / Sky blue / Navy / Stone / Mauve / Tobacco / Ivory
Key Items: Deconstructed suits / Suede trench coat / Linen pants with a fuller cut / Belted safari jacket / Marled sweaters in summer-weight fabrics / Double-breasted jackets / Pieced crochet sweaters / Tailored shorts / Tailored jersey pants
Materials: Linen / Silk / Cotton poplin / Suede + Leather / Puckered cotton suiting / Jersey / Ostrich
Details + Trim: Perforated suede elbow patches / Pieced construction / Self-belts / Contrast piping / Rolled cuffs on shorts
Accessories + Footwear: Gauzy scarves / Wide-brim hats with silk scarf embellishment / Canvas and linen rucksacks / Espadrilles / Suede desert boots / Exotic skin carryalls / Silk neckerchiefs
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