The Italian brand with the Spanish name for ‘black label’ appeals to the casual side of the city-slicker. Although there is formal wear, including purple vichy shirts and dark heather and grey pinstripe suits, the polo and sportswear range is the most defining of the brand.
The up-and-coming PE 2010 collection is inspired by bien vivre, polos, vintage cars and the military. This translates into biker gear, desert boots, cargo pants and green hues. The brand manages to twist the strict formalities of the inspirations to make them modern and trendy. The ready-to-wear collection encompasses a sports ambiance, with poplin shirts and grosgrain collars on the jersey polo tops as well as simple black or white tops with the brands motif.
Although the design house boasts of a casual wear appeal, be warned, with the quality of the Italian fabrics, this is one set of daywear you wouldn’t want to get dirty playing football in. -Isabella Stockwell
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