Sensual simplicity of an uncontrived flow: the Loro Piana Fall Winter 2021-2022 collection conveys a sense of touch through colour and gives a tactile feel, projecting an idea of effortless femininity.
Milano, with its distinctively reserved yet assertive elegance, and the iconic design which defined the very idea of modernism in both aesthetic and craft, is the frame and the background: a way of dressing and behaving; an attitude in choosing hues that glide smoothly from the natural to the mineral, from the neutral to the vibrant, leaving a soft imprint and letting the wearer shine through.
The thoughtful purity of the design and the benevolence of volume create a wardrobe of distinctive ease: funnel-neck coats; buttonless outerwear with intarsia, braided detailing and removable knit collars; shearling jackets with the movement of a robe de Chambre; shearling coats and blousons; cropped duvets and double- layer parkas; pencil overcoats; jumpers matched with a-line skirts or fluid trousers; tactile, textured jumpers with multiple stitches; ribbed sfumato jumpers and skirts; printed silk dresses; striped shirts; pleated skirts. All of accessorized with smooth or sporty boots, moccasins with contrast details and soft pouches. The silhouette is liquid and elongated.
Precise yet natural, the new Loro Piana wardrobe is meant to be used easily across occasions, from work to leisure and beyond, as pleasurable to the touch as it is to wear and look at.
The colour palette, exalted by a choice of cashmere, Baby Cashmere, silk, lambskin, shearling, moves from warm notes of Maple Syrup, Peanut Butter, Japanese Maple and Steamed Milk to denser hues of Red Pear, Winter Rose, Green Topaz and Gaia Stone to mineral tones of Smoky Quartz, Citrine Quartz, Dark Grey and finally reaches the density of Black, a first in the Loro Piana world and an opening to evening occasions.
With flowing ease and monochromatic elegance, the collection suggests, as ever for Loro Piana, an idea of multisensorial balance, with a quiet metropolitan edge.
The preciousness of the materials, the unicity of the detailing and the ease of the shapes are essential qualities of the Loro Piana Fall Winter 2021-2022 collection.
The offer moves smoothly from the relaxed sophistication of city dressing to the adaptable spirit of luxury sportswear to a decidedly more leisurely, in and out of the household feel.
A renewed attention for volumes and shapes calls for a transversal and transgenerational audience: coats have round forms and dropped shoulders, blousons fit snugly, jumpers show graphic textures that excite both eye and touch. Leather trimmings recur as an understated but unmistakable signature. Traditional patterns such as pied de poule and Prince of Wales are used in non-predictable ways, either blown-up or scaled-down. The ease of jersey tailoring, a Loro Piana signature, is reassessed in an idea of uncontrived properness that does not do away with comfort.
A lineup of transversal pieces builds up a wardrobe suited for different moments of the day or days of the week, and different occasions, keeping a remarkable nonchalance along the way. Loose overshirt jackets; streamlined coats; welcoming checkered overcoats; double-layer utilitarian parkas; double-faced, hooded shearling blouson; leather-trimmed zip-up blousons; jersey anoraks with matching pants; multi- yarn jumpers and textured jumpers with a graphic feel. Reversibility expands functions on outerwear. Light turtleneck and crewneck jumpers recur as an underpinning and trousers have a lean fit. Accessories are suede and shearling sneakers with thick white soles, and checked scarves.
The amalgamation of organic notes of Camel, Caramel, Beak, Grey Mélange, Notturno GreyMélange, Dark Pebble, Senape, Dark Bordeaux follows a tactile flow of cashmere and Baby Cashmere, with Coarsehair cashmere giving depth to the textures throughout.
An idea of quiet ease and subtle personality comes forward.