Carlo Pignatelli Outside Menswear Spring 2009
Carlo Pignatelli Outside Menswear Spring 2009

MILAN, Jun 21, 2008 / FW/ — Instead of being inspired by an era, Carlo Pignatelli Outside chose to morph three men into one – James Bond, Gianni Agnelli and President John F. Kennedy, men who have natural appeal and who wear the clothes, not the clothes wearing them.

Perhaps, one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century for all fashion designers is that fashionistas had been bombarded with blatant or subtle advertising that it is no longer possible to forget the brand that they are wearing. In short, clothes have started to wear the man (or woman), instead of the other way around.

Carlo Pignatelli Outside is going back to basics, i.e., giving back fashion to the ‘wearer’ himself. In short, the authenticity and genuineness are the most important aspect of fashion as the silhouette adapts to the wearer: soft and loose on top, tapering and fine underneath, or the opposite, close and lean on top, fluid and more generous in proportions underneath.

Harmonious combinations appear according to an entirely unpredictable logic. The principle of the jacket/trousers suit set has been surpassed in favour of the affinity between jacket and shirt, or shirt and tie.


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