Iceberg Menswear A/W11

Paolo Gerani showed a collection full of knitted jackets, stripes and Prince of Wales checks

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Iceberg accepted the early morning challenge of Milan’s Monday morning slot and presented an Autumn Winter collection full of knitwear jackets and cardigans. As often is the case, there was a focus on knits, and jumpers, jackets coats and accessories all came in wool. The main basic colour scheme  was grey, black and camel, but Gerani also used green and red to break up the darkness. Stripes were the main graphic feature in a collection that sported herringbone and Prince of Wales checks. Highlights included plain knitted suit jackets that seamlessly changed into cable knit at the bottom, and the final piece of a navy blue poncho over a smart suit.

Dazed Digital: What brought on the collection?
Paolo Gerani:  I wanted to respect the knitwear heritage of the brand, which is what we historically produce. We looked at the Argentinian Gauchos, sort of like cowboys - who ride horses and we wanted to translate that atmosphere to a metropolitan guy who rides a bike instead of a horse. The knitwear is our fabric, so we have washed and cut it to fit the look.

DD: There were loads of stripes in the show...
Paolo Gerani: Yes, it’s a typical atmosphere in Argentina, and the Gauchos use stripes a lot in their clothes. 

DD: Do you have a favourite piece in the  show?
Paolo Gerani: This knitted jacket, the fabric is something that we don’t buy but produce ourselves, and that is important.

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