Gianfranco Ferre Menswear S/S11

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi went all out for double-breasted jackets and summery tunic tops, often with stripes or in white

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Sunday lunchtime in Milan was Gianfranco Ferré time. In an excellent Spring Summer effort, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi crafted a loose and comfortable look, relying heavily on white, khaki tones and different shades of blue to paint their aesthetic vision. Double-breasted jackets dominated, some in intricate jacquard patterns, but it was the voluminous tunic pieces that people appreciated the most. In either open or turtle neck, they pitched for the perfect summer look, especially combined with Gianfranco Ferré’s sombrero-style sun hat…

Dazed Digital: What was your main inspiration?
Tommaso Aquilano: It was about a new evolution for menswear, a sartorial look born out of Italian culture.

DD: You looked towards the Orient and Asia, as well?
Tommaso Aquilano: Yes, but not from a historical or traditional perspective, it had more to do with poetry of elegance. The spirit of the Orient.

DD: Main difference from last season?
Tommaso Aquilano: It was stricter last time, now it flows more. Loose pants and comfortable jackets. But it’s still similar, because we use the same architectural research when building the silhouettes.

DD: What about the hats, they were great.
Tommaso Aquilano: They are parasol hats, very practical. They are not structured so you can bend them to fit your needs.

DD: What piece would you buy as a customer?
Tommaso Aquilano: The white look. Anything white put together gives a very clean and fresh look. I’ve been dressing in blue for too long now, so now I need a more angelic look.

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