Spring Summer 2013 Menswear Collection
CREATIVE FREEDOM AND MODERNITY IN THE JUXTAPOSITIONS OF LINES, MATERIALS AND COLOURS: THESE ARE THE DOMINANT FEATURES OF THE ERMANNO SCERVINO MEN’S COLLECTION SS 2013.
“I created this collection, thinking of how it could be freely combined, for a man who has the courage to wear striking contrasts without becoming a fashion victim, while retaining the hallmark harmony of my style.”
A play of unusual combinations and contrasts applied to the shapes, materials and colours. Perfectly ironed tailored slim-fitting jackets, are combined with trousers made of textured fabrics with a worn-in look, characterised by special washes, or by low-waisted cargo styles in garment-dyed canvas.
Jackets in technical fabric with a crumpled organza finish are paired with tailored chinos. The reversible concept for jackets is developed using technical fabrics either in cotton/linen in shades of blue or in mat-weave cotton/ramie blend in natural shades.
The Scervino man plays with the concept of the suit, by which the shirt – in chambray or stretch Oxford – plays the role of jacket and is matched with pants in the same fabric. The biker-style jacket is made of raw linen knitted in linen stitch; the trench coats and military blazers in dyed canvas.
The crumpled and ironed contrasts re-emerge in the shirts range, showcasing prints, embroideries and embellished by buttons with aged-silver finish and mother-of-pearl snap buttons. Made in light muslin, micro-stripe stretch cotton, or in linen chambray in a mixture of plain powder-blue tones, striped or with chequered designs, enhanced by darn style embroideries.
The new shortsleeved knits come in mohair with a double-plait effect in jersey, with a light weft in shades of aqua green, powder blue and flesh, or made of cashmere in natural shades of sand.
The knitwear is made of ultralight, almost impalpable yarns such as linens and silks, that mould themselves to the body; alternatively in chunkier yarns, knitted in micro moss stitch for the linen-steel, in irregular cables for the raw linen, and in fabric stitch for the cotton.
The shoes, laced-up English style, two-tone in nappa – white/black, white/brown and white/blue – or in single-shade split leather in the brightest colours, are subjected to a special wash treatment to obtain a slight melding of the colours. Two-tone stretch straw hats, work bags and micro-boule chain bracelets round off the collection.
Blue shades steal the limelight: from sugar bag blue to the pale blue of washed-out jeans through to midnight blue, which we also find matched with military green. Another important role is played by natural shades such as white, off-white and sand, combined with softer variants, sometimes vintage such as aqua green, powder blue and flesh.