FW 21\22 PRESENTATION
Heeding a primordial call of survival amidst the elements, Collini feels the intensity of the times, opposites both contrasting and attracting. Man/woman, light and shadow, black and white, the past and the future.
Blood red is the color protagonist in today’s intense drama of humanity spliced between divinity and the creatures of the earth. The emotion of Animals in a red box
The silhouette is slim for men and women, revealing the body in all of its glory. Often available in his and hers versions, looks are inspired by master sculptors of the past and their works celebrating the enduring beauty of the human form.
Body hugging yet body friendly, reinforcing the Collini dedication to everyday glamour , fabrics are bold, shiny and sparkling , developed for flexibility that both caresses the body and allows an endless array of movements, never constrained or rigid. Colors subtly hint to the Italian tricolore flag with green, red and white hues recurring throughout the collection. The Stella C, a new graphic logo enters the Collini world, a stylized and fragmented 9 point star fused with the letter C for Collini which will both decorate garments and accessories and feature in labels.
Collini reinforces its original fur couture heritage with ever present animal inspired motifs. Multiple hissing panthers are a recurring theme, seen printed on puffer coats and jackets and on sweatshirts. Photographic fur print is projected on to outerwear and hooded vests as well as onto silk blouses and flowing ruffled dresses. Black and red tiger print suits alongside natural colored leopard print wool coats and blazers, at times adorned with crustal epaulets. Not to ignore the human element, which can be seen in iconic statue inspired prints on outerwear where human figures are amassed together in honor of currently forbidden physical togetherness that we yearn for.
Collini never strays from its rock soul, always with a hint of 70s glamour. The sparkling graphic belted jumpsuit that fits like a glove and features a slightly flared leg is straight out of the golden age of rock and roll. Stretch velvet in a trio of black/white/gold or black/white/red in addition to deep red lurex pin stripes can be seen in 3 piece suits for him and her, pants are either wide or slightly flared while women can choose a cropped version jacket and also a matching velvet draped décolleté bodysuit.
The Collini woman steals the show in her femme fatale evening attire. Her arsenal includes a body hugging tiger striped front slit maxi dress with highly constructed shoulders, sparkling fur-like suits in green or red/black stripes and gold hotpants combined with a flower print ruffled silk blouse. The piece de resistance: a skin tight diva evening gown, body and sleeves draped in mustard bronze velvet. These sleek silhouettes are cloaked by voluminous survivor style puffer vests and jackets against the cold.
Not to be outshined, the Collini man is presented with a new iconic masterpiece, a variation of the metallic croco embossed trench, this season degradè in red and gold and adorned with precious Stella C logo buttons.
Comfort wear, the new normal, is rendered glamourous and unique in sweatshirts and jogging pants featuring the statue print and sprayed over with golden accents or embellished with crystal laden designs and motifs.
Light as air cashmere sweaters in round, v and turtle neck versions feature bejeweled panthers or the new Stella C logo.