The Spring Summer ’22 collection is a tribute to 70s; Era of great fervors and conquests, of free esthetic choice in a mix and match of a fanciful and daring of genres and styles.
Years in which the common tension was that of: “Raising the antennas and picking up things that are not inside our cells”, as a dreamily italian singer Mr Battiato declares in an interview of the time. The oversized volumes, the riot of knitwear, polo shirts and the floral theme are very evocative. The traditional tailoring gets dirty of the raw cut and in the same time get rich of the pearl detail on the cuffs of shirts and on the back pocket of trousers.
New entry the underwear coordinated with the popeline shirts and the stripes that, don’t remain static in the same direction, but get out from the usual symmetry, to find their outburst in the disorder. The black and white cold tones join pastel colors and the wash of the denim baggy comes in shades of white, black and blue.
The brand’s iconic smile in love , peeps out on the polo shirts, which we find radiant on the revisited floralthemed shirt heralding a message of positivity and love in a new, nostalgic, romantic Italian summer.
Born in Modena in 1989 Matteo Lamandini attended first the Accademia Europea in Bologna and then Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. He has worked as Menswear Assistant at MSGM and Marni and then won “Designer for Tomorrow” in 2014. From there he decided to start his eponymous collection from the SS16 and also designed a capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger that was presented during Berlin Fashion Week. Matteo Lamandini collections mixing classic menswear and street style icons are becoming uniforms for the new generation of Italian trappers and musicians: MTLstudio jackets shirt and overalls have been chosen from artists like Ghali, J-Ax and Salmo, just to name a few.
All images courtesy of MTL Studio