ANOTHER WAY TO FEEL
MARCO BALDASSARI: “WE ARE OPTIMISTIC, CONFIDENT AND POSITIVE AND, AFTER LONG SEASONS OF SPORTS/HOMEWEAR AND ACTIVEWEAR, WE REOPEN THE STAGE TO PURE, REDISCOVERED ELEGANCE.”
The ELEVENTY SS22 men’s collection expresses a new way to feel – ANOTHER WAY TO FEEL – inviting us to rediscover the pleasure of dressing in modern elegance, confident that we will soon return to the “desired escapes”.
“We are optimistic, confident and positive and, after long seasons of sports/homewear and activewear, we are reopening the stage to pure rediscovered elegance,” says Marco Baldassarifounder and creative director for men at ELEVENTY.
“The pleasure of a new freedom and the desire for self-care brings the blazer back to the centre of our wardrobe. A great desire for freedom, which I have expressed in the volatility of ultra-light and comfortable clothes and garments, to be worn naturally throughout the day,” adds Marco Baldassari.
The JACKET thus returns to be a protagonist and, in the NEW GENERATION, becomes an unusual, versatile cross garment, available in new fabrics and combinations. A contemporary, light and modern jacket to wear not only at work but also during our travels. leisure time and even in moments of relaxation and gym. Blazers in fine lightweight fabrics but also in deconstructed tricot or rice-grain linen knit.
Freshness+Lightness+Modernity are the key concepts of the next collection for special and unique garments such as those in the new seersucker fabrics, embossed and elegant, with a wavy look, suitable for summer; or the slightly stretch garments that satisfy the need for freedom, comfort and relaxation. Advanced techniques, such as thermo-welding, eliminate seams, guaranteeing unique garment performance.
THE MAGIC OF “DESIGNED AND STUDIED” COLOURS
A careful and non-trivialstudy of colour, in all its shades and combinations, makes the colour choice of the ELEVENTY collection unique and recognisable. Bleached Sky, Pale Pink, Dusty Orange, Chalk Green are the original shades designed to be matched with the iconic Eleventy colours such as medium Grey, Sand, Milk White, Infinity Blue. Colours that interpret the new modern elegance, also appreciated by younger peoplewho know how to mix different styles.
KNITWEAR: LIGHT AND VERSATILE, WITHPATTERNS INSPIRED BY MONDRIAN
The knitwear for spring-summer22 has an easy, nice and ironic approach, with the new lightweight“zero-pilling” and crisp-handed cotton, or the precious and slippery Sea Island and Giza long-fibre cotton yarns.
Light and fine, aknit-shirtcan take the place of the t-shirt or hoodie, but also of the new tricot jacket, the polo shirt in patchwork colours or in the colour-blocks that remind of the Mondrian geometric forms.
“Infinity”/”Freedom”/”Stronger than before” are the words embroidered on some of the shirts, reminding us of rediscovered confidence, optimism and positivity.
DENIM CAPSULE IN THE NAME OF SUSTAINABILITY
“Consistent with the principles of environmental sustainability, we have always paid greatattention to the origins of our raw materials and manufacturing techniques, guaranteeing the very high quality of our collections, proudly Made in Italy,” says Marco Baldassari.
The Denim collection with its top-quality Italian cloths thus respects these criteria, abandoningthe pollutants in the washing phases and using a “Flow” dyeing process that allows considerable water saving.
The beachwear collection is the result ofextensive research into exclusive weaves and textures, together with a careful selection of innovative and comfortable materials. Traditional details such as the pleats or the watch pocket take inspiration from tailor-made trousers, which have been intentionally declined and played down. Quick-drying fabrics with regimental or floral patterns in Eleventy colours.
The collection is completed by bags and clutches in “Carmagnola” hemp and raffia, which give a refined, elegant and sustainable taste.
The distinctive values of ELEVENTY – elegance, comfort, high quality – are translated into the design concept of the HOME line, which enhances the atmosphere in the home with its made natural materials and essential design. Thus, the cushion has an unmistakable balsamic aroma and an elegant style, in the fresh natural raw linen fabric, filled with pine wood shavings. And the candles, with their exclusive fragrances, are a tribute to Italian craftsmanship, in their ceramic containers hand-made and painted following traditional techniques.
All images courtesy of Eleventy