Written by Menswear Style
13th June 2019
Canali Launches SS20 at Pitti Uomo 96
Canali has been a paradigm of tailor-made Italian luxury and men’s elegance for more than 80 years. Since 1934, it has been promoting the values of Made in Italy excellence through its artisanal know-how, creating sartorial masterpieces of exceptional wearability and comfort in a perfect balance of elements that blends culture and history with style and taste. The Canali Tailoring Principle uses innovation to achieve aesthetic perfection, continuously renewing its styles with a meticulous attention to detail and the use of premium fabrics.
“A glimpse of a courtyard garden from a gate left open ajar sparks the curiosity to walk across the soil. To
rediscover nature’s tranquility, basking in its spontaneous crop of colour and variety. It stirs the invitation
to spend a leisurely afternoon among dear friends, riding bicycles, enjoying literature, playing board games.”
The Canali Spring/Summer 2020 collection tells the story of an intimate Italian summer, one that unfolds
within a family dwelling immersed in a green landscape. An air of relaxation permeates the garments:
playfulness bridges the gap between formalwear and sportswear. Formal pieces soften, becoming
deconstructed and unlined. Blazers are styled with rolled up sleeves and paired with drawstring trousers or Bermuda shorts. Safari jackets and cargo trousers allude to a vintage era: one inspired by nature yet
interpreted through a refined lens. Dress shirts make way for casual button downs, boasting patterns and
relaxed silhouettes, while knitwear comes to life through intricate texture: sophisticated jacquards
interpret dimension and depth on slightly oversized silhouettes.
The colour palette draws on discrete hues, evocative of a summer spent on the banks of a lake or in the
flowering countryside. The colours simulate a journey through the iconic Italian landscape: warm reds,
hazelnut browns, lush greens and earthy neutrals recall the natural tones of the outdoors. Shades of white
and grey delicately mingle with assorted hues of blue, which deepen to the colour of a lake at dusk.
Patterns enhance the chromatic movement with delicate mélange, woven effects, micro-motifs, and tone-on-tone expressions, each adding a touch of lively refinement to the collection.
The fabrics used further reflect the essence of lightness and ease. Natural materials such as linen – pure or
mixed with wool and silk – cotton, seersucker and suede; combine in soft and elegant silhouettes. Some
separates fuse natural fibers with innovative technology, enhancing a garment’s utility through specialised
techniques, like the water, stain, and crease resistant properties of impeccabile garments.
Finally, the accessories and footwear favour the lifestyle of a man seeking comfort and adventure with
practical travel bags, sneakers, and suede moccasins, on the horizon for next summer.