Dalpaos Spring Summer 2022 at Milan Fashion Week Men’s


Palindrome collection takes inspiration from the union of letters and numbers that form season and year of this collection, “SS22” that can be read left to right as on the opposite sense.

The idea to look at opposite directions, right like we can do with palindrome words, ispired the designer to look at different eras:

The past, looking at the last seven decades of fashion, working on details, fit, shapes, till some must have from different times, to then move faster to a near future. Looking to an imaginary timeline where everything’s move, travel and evolve to return to contemporary and, in some ways, to our present here and today.

Every period has been enclosed with very special symbols close to the brand DNA and the designer interests, this till to the current period so the preset.

The journey moves looking at the future imagined by Nicola, a sustainable tomorrow where the main focus is to reuse what was wasted on the previuos decades / centuries (upcycling), a nostalgic future but curious about the way fashion and luxury were presented in the past, something seen so far to become extremely modern to the “new inhabitants”, maybe an alien evolution that will one day reside here as on other planets with the simplicity with which we move between states today.

A relevant and ever-present part on the brand’s dna is the reinterpretation of the classic and in this collection it unleashes and develops by playing with futuristic and unusual touches, the coexistence of opposites is one of the main inspiration of DALPAOS collections and this on in particular touches unique points. Recycled and upcycled Made in Italy fabrics come together to represent different eras:

A classical and precious cold wool Check fabric is sartorially manufactured getting a back double adjustable coulisse blazer but also a summer coat with hidden details, Palindrome words and sentences on the martingale and color block lining with printed oversize pockets.

Spalmature su Cotoni e Viscose liscie e texturizzate diventano trench tecnici, camicie e accessori in similpelle ma anche comodissimi pantaloni con stampe e patch con cuore del brand e la stella Veneziana a otto punte presente anche sulla basilica di San Marco che guarda a Venere dea della bellezza, oltre a rendere omaggio all’ heritage delle zone vicine al brand

Coated viscose and cotton fabrics become trench with a technical taste, faux leather shirts and accessories but also very comfortable pants costumized with DALPAOS heart patches and prints but also a eight-pointed star visible at “Basilica di San Marco” (the main Venetian Church in Piazza San Marco) who looks at Venus, goddess of beauty, also used to pay homage to the heritage of brand’s very close places.

Tulle is used and designed to create spectacular oversize accessories imagined for the digital presentation styling but also to be produced with specific garments on request.

The blue denim plays with a transparent smoky recycled PVC fabric and it’s costumized with embroideries just like the tobacco-colored variant does.

Recycled and upcycled leathers are used to created messanger bags designed with an oversized 3D frontal pockets with flap, a fil rougue of the latest collections also used on shirts, trousers and outerwear. They’re all handcrafted in Italy and imaginated to be produced in limited editions due the material stock.

Palindrome writings are revealed on sweatshirts, t-shirts and hoodies but also on martingales, sentences such as “ERANO I MODI DI DOMINARE” (where the wasy to dominate) “OSSESSO “(oxess) or “TOO HOT TO HOOT” follow one another approaching prints with non-toxic colors, rigorous and optical shapes, finding their balance between past and future.

The reinterpretation of the classic cufflink makes its entrance on a shirt made of a luxury Upcycled cotton; with a golden chain with an hanging volcanic rock, a symbol that’s remind to the brand’s DNA always close to the nature in its most varied facets.

All images courtesy of Dalpaos

COLLABORATIONS —LOCATION: The place where video and pics has been shooted is Museo del Cenedese located in Vittorio Veneto – Italy http://www.museivittorioveneto.it/museo_del_cenedese Facebook: @museocenedese —FACES: All alien faces has been developed for both show and shooting by Sylwia Anna Szymczyk, 3D fashion developer and 3D generalist. @dig_ital_fashion —SASSO GEMELLO (cufflinks): The cufflinks created with resin-coated lava stones, colored with tempera colors and stone dust were developed by the jeveryl and accessories designer Ylenia Deriu. @ileniaderiu – http://www.yleniaderiu.com —GRAPHIC AND PATTERNS: All prints from this collection (transfer, screen printing e digitali ones made with water natural colors) has been created with the concept artist/visual development atist Damiano Boscaratto @damianoboscaratto —GIANT FLOWERSI: The huge flowers has been hand made created by the architect and interior designer Alice Zoppi. @alicezoppi – http://www.dalicezoppi.it —STYLING – The whole styling has been curated by the stylist Sara Paolucci @sarapaolucci —PRESENTATION AND COPYWRITING : The text of the show and the copywriting of this collection has been writted by the art director, stylist and designer Silvia Dongiovanni. @siviadongiovanni —IMAGES: All lookbook pictures has been directed and shooted by the photographer Lorenzo Acqua. @lorenzoacqua — SHOES: All shoes used on both video and lookbook are Marséll @marsell.official – http://www.marsell.it

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