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Lardini SS16 @ Pitti Uomo 88

It is time to start looking at the brands and collections seen at Pitti Uomo. First in line is one of my personal favorites, Italian Lardini SS16 collection.

When it comes to Italian #menswear Lardini is a company that can not be passed. Created and still run by the siblings Andrea, Luigi and Lorena Lardini is known for the development, innovation and experimentation it invests in to create products.  And they do that with versatile selection of fabrics, patterns and special treatments. Finally they combine the art of hand tailoring and cutting-edge machinery. All of the products are manufactured entirely in Filottrano, Italy

Lardini SS16 - white cotton sport coat with blue tie

Lardini SS16 - white and blue

According to themselves the Lardini SS16 draws its inspiration from the leisure of French Riviera, Montecarlo, Antibes and Saint Tropez. It's all about "a fresh take on the once-upon-a-time gentleman's vacation style". It features modern revisitation of soft linen suits, breton stripe jackets, plaid cotton bouclé blazers and easy fit white pants.

White was one of the top trends seen at this season's fair. And Lardini was one of the top executors when it comes to the use of white. The company had created color palette featuring classic white and blue together with shades and tones like natural ecru and sandy beige. As a result the Lardini SS16 collection presents timeless elegance in modern and chic way.

In addition to the use of white Lardini also featured two other trends that were clearly present for the season. First of all the collection featured stripes in various forms. In addition the collection included various choices of tailored knitwear. The above referred natural sense of refinement and casual elegance comes through for example in the single-breasted comfort knit jackets featuring pinstripe patterns, jacquard designs and stripe patchworks.

The collection presented by Lardini was once again versatile. The selection varies from softly tailored jackets in a classic style and cut all the way to knit jackets and unstructured lightweight jersey sport coats.

As a sum-up a few pictures showcasing the best of the collection. Lardini SS16 - blue blazer with off-white roll neck sweater Lardini SS16 - classic rain coat Lardini SS16 - bold patterned sport coats Lardini SS16 - softly tailored sport coats Lardini SS16 - red herringbone sport coat Lardini SS16 - white and blue combined Lardini SS16 - textures Lardini SS16 - bold checks and colors Lardini SS16 - white textures Lardini SS16 - white and blue sport coats Lardini SS16 - knitted sport coats Lardini SS16 - knitted sport coats with stripes and diamonds Lardini SS16 - blue checked sport coat Lardini SS16 - sport coat patterns Lardini SS16 - more bold patterns and colors Lardini SS16 - chalk striped suit

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