Skateboarding, WWII, and Italian Tailoring Meet in Eidos Napoli’s Fall 2015 …
February 19, 2015 - fall Denim
When it comes to impulse for menswear collections, some-more specific is always better. “Naples, Oct 1943,” pronounced Eidos Napoli engineer Antonio Ciongoli during a label’s Fall 2015 uncover during a Park Avenue Armory. He was referring to when Allied army took Naples from a Germans. War photojournalist Robert Capa was there, and that’s where a line, that Ciongoli calls The Correspondent, began. Capa had a gusto for clothes, and before he shipped out to a beaches of Normandy on D-Day, he bought a Burberry ditch and a china flask from Dunhill (both on credit, given he didn’t design to come back).
“I hatred a thought of feign troops clothes,” pronounced Ciongoli. “It’s unpleasant to a people who warranted them.” Instead, he took mid-century-inspired tailoring, malleable it adult a Neapolitan way, and combined staples that he illusory Capa would need—Henleys, twill trousers, a trenchcoat vest, and 501-inspired denim. As a former artistic executive during Michael Bastian, and with a army during Ralph Lauren underneath his belt, Ciongoli knows how to make classical oppulance clothes; with this collection he’s looking to make a Italian tailoring cultured interest to a younger man but resorting to easy trends. “Why offer something so good finished that’s not going to be cold in 6 months?” he said.
With that in mind, Ciongoli expel Gino Iannucci to indication for his presentation. For those who don’t know, Iannucci (pictured above) is an Italian-American pro skateboarder famous for his particular personal style, both on and off a board. Some competence call him a legend. “There’s a reason since he looks so good on a skateboard, and it’s not only since he’s so good,” pronounced Ciongoli. “He’s only one of those stylish guys we always wish to demeanour like.”
So Robert Capa and Gino Iannucci—why not? Eidos Napoli is a code of Neapolitan tailoring for cold guys shabby by a World War II match and a pro skater from Long Island (the sneakers, finished in partnership with Christian Kimber, are designed after a ’90s movement shoe character finished by DC called a Lynx). And Ciongoli was lifted in Vermont. Specific inspirations are always best, generally when they’re churned in astonishing ways.