On Tuesday, June 11, Collini Milano took over the historic Rivoire Café in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria with an explosion of glitter to celebrate the debut of the men’s spring/summer 2020 capsule collection.
Not a brand for shy people, Collini relaunched in 2016 under a new owner and designer Carmine Rotondaro. “Collini is an old Milanese brand that has experienced some moments of glory, and then due to a few internal changes, it ‘fell asleep’”, he says. “I like to think of the new Collini as waking up the sleeping beauty and bringing her to the disco. We did a lot of research on how to give to this brand the right spirit and soul, and this is the result. I see it as an extension of my lifestyle. This is what I always wanted and never found for men or in my size. It’s day-to-day glamour.”
The collection, which is centered around a highly-edited selection of men’s footwear, where the iconic Cuban heel ankle boot is the star of the collection, has a glam rock inspiration. Versions of the boots can be seen in lime green, silver and gold, and silver and blue striped glitter, and in vivid metal turquoise, worthy of a modern-day Ziggy Stardust.
To pay tribute to China, the Guest Nation of this edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, three additional models have been created: red and electric blue with prints of dragons and macro rockstar studs, and silver glitter with a degradé red stain, hand painted on the boot.