We have appreciated and admired Italian menswear house Boglioli —formerly run by brothers Mario and Pierluigi Boglioli— for its elegant tailoring in the last few years, but since they appointed Davide Marello as their first creative director last year, things are really moving to the next level. Alongside Marello, our most handsome Another Something family member Roel Nabuurs took the role as assistent, so we feel a little proud ourselves for the just presented Spring/Summer 2017 collection, the second under the helm of Marello, which clearly shows the new modern direction for the Milano-based house.
Soft tailoring is the key in the new creative manoeuvre, both as the aesthetic and as an attitude. Timelessness is the ambitious horizon for Marello and his team. Rich in a patina that is pictorial, lived-in and ultimately human, color and texture give a subtly sensual spin to a classic wardrobe of malleable staples: unstructured blazers, fluid summer coats, pragmatic blousons, compact knits, lace-up brogues and loafers. The silhouette is easy yet precise, allowing for freedom of movement without forsaking appropriateness. Hints of workwear – functional patch pockets, sturdy surfaces, a garment-dyed rucksack – suggest an idea of hands-on elegance. We are very impressed to see the already established immaculate tailoring being pushed into the realms of a highly modern color palette, luscious innovative fabrics and soft confident lines, resulting in a potential frontrunning role in the interesting field of ‘Italian’ menswear for the house in the years to come.
A nonchalant, well-mannered take on the daily act of dressing properly. Davide Marello continues expanding the Boglioli code.
The collection is inspired by Nicholas De Stael, the abstract painter who managed to balance a poetic eye with an urgent need for simplification. De Stael’s rarefied palette is translated into fused checks and thoughtful juxtapositions of petrol greens, burnt neutrals, pale blues and faded purples.
The painter’s instinctive sense of style naturally matches Boglioli’s quest for soft-spoken nonchalance. Gestural prints and flashes of compact color on knitwear occasionally break the overall air of suffused calm. Fascinated by the reserved lavishness of the Milanese gardens hidden behind wrought-out gates, Marello shields the season’s vision behind jacquards and impalpable motifs that recall the shadow play of iron gates.
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection will be released in early Spring 2017.
To find and order the first collection as created under the direction of Marello, Autumn/Winter 2016, see here