Eidos Napoli was one of the brands I was most looking forward to see during this summer’s Pitti Uomo.
Eidos - that in some instances has been described as a younger brother of Isaia - was firstly introduced in the spring as they presented their collection for fall ´13 and now made its first appearance at Pitti Uomo, Florence. Even though Eidos is in fact own by Isaia these brands should be considered totally separated as they have quite distinct perspective on how to wear tailored clothing, distinct target groups as well as distinct price point.
The collection is designed by Antonio K. Ciongoli, who earlier worked as a deputy creative director for Michael Bastian's designer collection as well as the Gant by Michael Bastian line. According his words in comparison to the “big brother” Eidos’ idea is to be a little less polished, a little more rugged, a little more broken-down and patina-ed than the Isaia main line.
S/S ´14 - This is Rome
The “theme and concept” for the Eidos S/S ´14 collection is a young man’s first summer in the eternal city of Rome, inspired by a 1959 illustrated guide book (This is Rome) by Miroslav Sasek and the photography of William Klein.
The line itself is full of sportswear side garments mixed with fine tailoring and lightweight materials such as summery linens and cottons. In terms of patterns there’s a lot of bold plaids & checks and color scheme is strongly build around browns, beige, green and blues with tones of red and orange included.
Maybe the finest looking outfit seen during the whole fair by Nicholas Ragosta, wearing the Eidos “house jacket”.
(photo courtesy of Melodie Jeng)
In general you could say that Eidos came up with a collection that’s easy to wear no matter whether you’re going on a late night dinner or just casually hanging around on a warm sunny day in the streets of Rome…
To learn more about Eidos and thoughts of Antonio I suggest to take a look at this interview by Jonathan Evans @Esquire last february.
Photos by DressLikeA.