Next in line for the short reviews from Pitti Uomo presenting the fall and winter 2015 collections is Drake's London.
The overall theme and inspiration for the collection seems to arise from this idea of “rugged and rumbled elegance” where soft materials and delicate fabrics are combined with casual elements and textures.
In terms of ties the collection features a few new materials such as hand printed buff madders, printed satins and woven shetlands. Personally I’m looking forward especially the grenadine ties mixing silk and shetland wool - showcasing a beautiful texture to combine with your woolen sport coats and suit jackets.
One of the highlights of the collection for next fall and winter were the Drake’s by Cleeve of London shirting that also featured a new development, a brushed interlining giving both models - the button down and cutaway a much softer look and feel. This also describes and reflects the whole collection - crossing the lines of formal and casual. With the development in terms of shirting (and other pieces of clothing such as sport coats and outerwear that are not that widely presented at Pitti) Drake’s seems to be every season taking steps forward to become a brand with a very fine and holistic overall look that one can wear from head to toe.
And finally - as usual - pocket squares and scarves with prints - some new and some old from the archives - like no other.
Read the post regarding Drake’s spring and summer 2015 collection from here.