COLLINI MILANO MAKES GRAND RE-ENTRANCE INTO MEN’S DURING PITTI UOMO
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.