“AN ITALIAN SUMMER STORY”

Our inspiration this season comes from close at home. Imagining an italian summer. The elegant and relaxed atmosphere one breathes here. The pure light reflecting off colours under the sun, charming the eye, the sky, the earth and its fruits and flowers, all so bright, fresh and luminous. A light summer, with hints of retro in patterns and stripes, surfaces and finishings, combined to create a weightless, fun and carefree sensation for the entire collection....

COLOURS

A clean palette for this season. White, fresh and pure, a constant presence throughout the collection, plain and mixed with colours. A soft natural white, pale steel grey, cool plain and melange grey Silver. The beige of freshly cut hay and sandstone. Rose pink and light flora. Glass green. Two bright shades, orange and mandarin. A range of blue tones, from dark navy and royal to true azure and pale blue.

FIBRES AND FABRICS

For the knits cashmere and cashmere linen blend. A new lightweight silk cotton blend with the most gorgeous touch. Fine cotton viscose with an elegant drape. Stonewash linen with and without sequins. A novel 'buttoned' fancy cotton used in knits and jacket fabrics. Our fabulous schappe silk spun with sequins, the colour palette completely revisited. A paper weight check tape yarn in tricot knit patterns. Cotton is shown in light weight crepe, double and soft melange. Denim. Innovative 'feather' effect cotton for stitches and trims. Jersey fabrics, fresh linen plain and printed, linen blends, with cotton in three colour stripes and with viscose. Linen and lurex. Shirtings are in cotton, silk satin, silk crepon. For trousers cotton gaberdine and new fancy weaves, denim. Light summer wool flannel. Pinpoint cotton blend and stretch linen. Novelty in the outerwear fabrics with a double 'membraned' cotton, an extra light quilted fabric and linen with a resin finish.

PATTERNS AND PRINTS

Summer checks, windowpane and micro retro textured geometrics. Allover two colour tiny repeat patterns, herringbone, zigzag, and 'swiss' motifs. Three colour seed stitch in chinè and tape yarn. Tricot knit jacket fabrics, lamè allneedle and plain/purl lacey pattern. Strech denim twill. New chessboard geometrics. Sailor stripes and jacquard pattern stripes. Brushstroke and splatter prints on cashmere knits, silk shirts and linen t-shirts. More stripes Single and double, vertical and horizontal. Hearts. New polka dot prints and small repeat fruit and floral motifs. Monogrames and griffe. Boucle check and pinstripe for trousers.

SHAPES AND DETAILS

Simple and essential, longer lines, new oversize. Boxy new basics, with sportwear cuts, pockets and details. Side splits for an easy, fresh fee. Small, precious 'coco' cropped jackets and slim blazers with long lapels. Peter pan and stand up collars. Threequarter sleeves with wider cuff. Knitted dresses with flared hems. The co-ordinated tailored coats and jackets, show the sartorial skill traditional to Amina Rubinacci. Flared knitted skirts and trousers. Jersey wear picks up the easy to wear feel, slip-over pieces, loose shapes and longer lines. Invisible and un-intrusive finishing. Shirts in our fitted and traditional fit, new to the ankle length.Trousers loose and wide leg, narrow and slim, our classics revisited in new fabrics with details, side opening at the hem and change of direction stripe patching. A neat programme for summer weight outwear, with newly developed ultra light padded jackets, mackintosh, parka and k-way pieces.

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