The lardini man goes eco
The Lardini man takes on an eco dimension too in the new Jute garments reinterpreted in an ecological key for berets, bags, coats and jackets.
The new Gunny Jacket is made by reproducing the fabric used for coffee bales on industrial scale, characterised by a graphic design that is always in a different position, so that no two jackets are ever identical. Redolent of sun-drenched lands are the big jute bags with Navajo prints in the hues of warm earth shaded by cadmium orange.
Moving towards the same chromatic declination are the nuances of the garment-dyed and two-tone jackets; these undergo a special treatment so that the inside and outside of the cotton satin are of different shades.
Although deconstructed, they still model the silhouette of the Lardini man poised between the world of work and departure for distant parts.
Why not confirms its role as the lodestone of the SS 2014 collection. To be worn over casual, soft narrow pants, the bush jacket is back with a totally restyled look: in linen that is coated and then garment-dyed, it acquires even more shine while retaining a crumpled appearance that is, however, purely visual and does not affect the feel.
The spirit of versatility is reflected in the use of jersey, sometimes with trompe l’oeil prints that produce the illusory effect of three-dimensional loom-woven fabrics.
From the Archives of the historic weavers come designs and colourways translated into modern weights and yarns, such as precious silks and mohair wool. Ultra-light shimmering tussah silk takes on a raw and natural allure, not only in outerwear, but also in scarves and berets.