Fashion brand ROMEO GIGLI presented their Fall Winter 2021.22 The Shadows Of The Ocean Collection, that was inspired by the spectacular scene of the ocean in Winter. Designer Alessandro De Benedetti tells a story of a woman in love with a sailor – staring longingly out to sea, comforted by the clothes he left behind before leaving. The image of the sailor was inspired by the legendary character Corto Maltese. The collection mixes influences from different eras – the refinement of the late 19th century, the sophistication of the 1940s, and the sensuality of the 1970s.
“The romantic tale is presented through a range of outerwear infused with echoes of masculinity, from the purest Biella yarns and Prince of Wales checks to the tiny, sophisticated Scottish tartans: important, double-face, reversible and decomposable, embellished with the distinctive elements of graceful selvedges. In “L’Abbandono”, our heroine envelopes herself nostalgically in the lightweight warmth of her lover’s oversize cashmere coat, wrapping it around her like a cloak. This theme continues in the splendid lavender ice shades of the “Corriere di Instanbul” and also in “Gibraltar”, where the cloak, in shades of melted toffee and ocher, lengthens to take the form of a sailor’s blanket. In “Giacca da Camera” De Benedetti blends melancholy with surprise in the thirties-style tartan blazer, that has the shape of a sports jacket, while its reverse reveals the elegant soul of an officer’s dress uniform. The cape eturns in “Ratched in Scozia”, in which De Benedetti plays dual homage to the elegant star of the famous TV series and to Scotland itself, with the flashes of green and a jacket, inspired by the traditional Argyle jacket worn by bagpipe players, and kilt, with its bright green inserts peeping out from blue pleats.
The fluidity and softness of the fabrics weave a tale of expectation and longing: triple-washed georgette, trimmed with small chiffon hydrangeas, the tundra which, with textured sculpted gauze, creates the retro allure of honeycomb necklines and ruches, shaping the sartorial delicacy of the feminine garments and their stunning back-detail, thanks to drawstrings, ruching and grosgrain ribbons that dissolve the evening dress in ample, weightless garments.” – from ROMEO GIGLI
Creative Director Alessandro De Benedetti
Photographer Alessandro Esposito
Stylist Donatella Pia