MILAN, Sep 24, 2008 / FW / — MILAN, Sep 24, 2008 / FW / — Brioni’s recent collaboration with the Royal College of Art seems to already have been an influence on their designs. For Spring Summer 2009, their collection was all about the tailoring process and all the details that an expert tailor puts into their work. In Brioni’s process to teach students at the Royal College of Art, they have been inspired to share the tailoring experience with the world. With this collection, Brioni takes the garments through the tailoring process from raw materials to the finished garments showing the process in between.
The feel of the collection followed the, dissection of tailoring mood, by focusing on the elegant and making it applicable to the casual. The Brioni woman of today is active and capable yet at all times elegant. Whether it be on the job or free time she always looks her best and is well put together.
The collection works with the idea of toning down the best of tailoring and elegance with out taking anything away. Cuts are loose and fitted like the jodhpur pants and kimono inspired tops. Sleeves are defined and are an important style element with loose flowy forms to stiff architectural ones. There is a balance between loose and tight as big and baggy cuts in soft silks cling to the body and volumes are cinched by fitted pieces.
There are two color palettes, one classic with neutrals, grays and ivory’s, and one playful with richer tones like greens, blues and violets. Shapes take on tailoring in a new innovative way with a mix between formal tailoring and innovative draping. The result is a very wearable collection that sticks to the Brioni tradition while keeping with the modern times.