Discover VITELLI‘s Spring Summer 2021 Gioventù Cosmica collection that celebrates a new vision for a responsible future, art and inclusivity, presented during the recently finished Milan Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by Lina Bo Bardi’s architecture, the music of Codona with Moki Cherry’s accompanying artworks, and the Italian radical counter-culture movements of the late ‘70s. With their 8th collection Vitelli takes a surreal journey down to the sea’s abyss and resurfaces stronger and refreshed. Fashion photographer Luca Grottoli and stylist Francesca Ferretti teamed up for the SS21 lookbook.
“For the first time the attention is shifted to silk suits, pants and jackets, shirts and blouses and not just knitwear. Italian tailoring is mixed with embroidery made with knitwear yarns on traditional machinery. The decorations are reminiscent of seaweed and coral navigating sinuous waters, whose shapes allude to an upside-down perspective of oceanic creations that become terrestrial. In this collection, conventional knitwear becomes structural, as cuffs or banding used to adorn the garments from the pocket flaps to stitching details. Knitting and crochet are applied to accessories and “Doomboh” needle-punch techniques embellish many of the collection’s looks.
The concept of the collection references the culture of Italian tailoring and classic elegance, reinterpreted and revisited with a psychedelic touch of Cosmic Youth and the early ‘80s. The dressed- up 3-piece suit is created in a classic pinstripe entirely ton sur ton where the shirt, jacket and trousers are produced in the same shade and weight of silk. Key pieces can be mixed and matched in courageous combinations with the collection’s outerwear and jackets, influenced by workwear and uniforms, created in jacquard silk. In fact, suit jackets are made from silk fabrics not typically used in apparel but instead meant for home furnishings or ties, for a deluxe version of ready-to-wear.” – From Vitelli