The international situation does not scare designer Gianluca Capannolo . After the end of every war there is always a rebirth. I believe this is the time to be reborn, the designer said during the presentation of his Spring-Summer 21 collection at Milano Moda Donna .
For those who can reach us, we are seeing much more interest in the search for products that are a little more niche, outside globalisation. The wearer seeks novelty .
Capannolos latest line, is an explosion of colour and lively prints with a tribal chic flavour, declined in an urban key. And it is Gianluca Capannolos brush that draws the motifs. In the background, Africa, feathered accessories and weaves. This collection is also a way of saying that there are no more borders, races or barriers.
Fascinating graphic mazes spring to life from pictorial, spiral and floral patterns, suggesting a primitive aesthetic. It is Gianluca Capannolos paintbrush that designs the motives of the collection and which are translated into original prints and exclusive brocades. Africa, which inspires ethnic and jungle prints, feather-adorned accessories and entwined cord, interpreted with contemporary elegance, is in the background of the collection.
Cultivated and cosmopolitan, the Gianluca Capannolo woman dialogues with the world, choosing a universal style that draws on several cultures, breaking down all borders.
The collection interprets a relaxed aesthetic, with versatile clothes and accessories, forming outfits that are perfect all day long.
The daily proposal features cotton, in poplin, voile or fused muslin, to create a delicate pliss effect.
Silk, satin crepe, crinoline and techno georgette narrate a refined femininity, which indulges itself in audacious choices, like the jungle print brocades offered in two elegant trilogies of colour, pink fuchsia earth and sky blue turquoise - blue.
The silk, produced using the technique of a double print to guarantee the same definition and shine on the outside and inside of the pieces, reveals the absolute dedication of Gianluca Capannolo to details.
For the first time a trouser suit appears: with a tailored fit and lined in cotton and silk, it is offered in printed cotton, jungle print jacquard and self-coloured satin.
Ostrich feathers release colour on the pieces and mesh accessories, sandals and jewellery, emphasising the tribal flavour of the collection. Alongside the maxi bags and the Capri sandals with an ethnic character, ruff necklaces made wholly of monochrome feathers appear. Hand-woven cords run across the belts, finished with satin and feather trims giving rise to the offer of jewellery. Special attention is given to bracelets, created in plastic and Bakelite, suggesting the influence of the Fifties.
The colour palette alternates warm and cool shades, exploring the tones of red, coral, brick, pink and fuchsia, venturing into the hues of blue, cobalt, teal, emerald and sky blue.
While Italy is confirmed as the best performing market for the label, accounting for 80% of the total turnover. Expansion into the US, China and Japan is also among the future intentions, the future for Capannolo looks very bright indeed.
By Remi Akande