Sylvio Giardina’s FW2014‐2015 collection focuses on two triads of ethical and aesthetical values. A project celebrating the blend of innovation and classicism, bringing the sartorial know‐how to challenge original combinations made of seemingly conflicting shapes, materials and treatments.
Edgy juxtapositions of different textures and finishes redefine classic clichés: the traditional menswear tweed warms up cool nuances of metallic leather or combines with iridescent patterns of techno fabrics; mat transparencies of soft tricot alternate with vinyl’s gloss effects. Flowing and sculptural volumes emphasize jutting details or fully highlight the pattern of outerwear: couture’s new concept and wearability. Geometric, sharp, straight/rounded, conjugate or absolute cuts convey dynamism and sinuosity to the silhouette. Radical lengths – super short/super long, very much above the knee or ankle‐grazing – match with bodices built on sophisticated plastic whims or finished by subtle and severe necklines.
The chromatic palette ranges from black in all its possible inflections (deep, shiny, mat, vibrant) to the coolest industrial shades such as gunmetal, iron and steel, up to green. The warm nuances – such as bronze and ochre – are scaled down to the minimum and sometimes work to “illuminate” the uniform chromatic layer within sleeves and, in general, to promote an ever new perspective interpretation of the pieces – enhancing the distinctive value of their multiple, antithetic, elaborately contemporary identity.
Text by Emanuela Nobile Mino
Photography: Martina Scorcucchi
Stylist: Giacomo Simoni
Model: Agata Wozniak
Make‐up and hair: Mary Cesardi