• Text Lewis Firth
  • Photography Takanori Okuwaki
  • 23rd June 2015

Bold boys

Looking towards a male of the 50s but one set firmly in the 21st century, Andrea Pompilio sent out boys in strict, tailored garb but with very slight, casual twists.

A brushed, charcoal grey enveloped the first few looks. While colours throughout the collection dipped and dived from cool tones of white and lilac to an acidic burnt orange and crimson red. Gem-like, but balanced. Too extreme for a 50s lad, but a lot more relevant for the modern-day metro-male.

And while the tailored suiting was sharp and considered, the jackets had a more informal edge with elasticated stand-up collars, three-quarter length, rolled-up sleeves, and long coats that preferred to drape around the body rather than constrict it. The safari jacket, with contrasting buttons and gusseted pockets, was a key piece, and one that encompassed this amalgamated ensemble of formality and colloquial detailing.