INFORMAL | PITTI UOMO 93 Trends
SECTIONS: I Play, Urban Panorama, My Factory
HI-TECH MOUNTAIN OR URBAN MINIMAL: THE DUAL NATURE OF THE SPORTY MAN
The sporty man’s wardrobe is based on a Hi-Tech Mountain ideal with oversized volumes, inspired by a futuristic journey to high altitudes where the colors and lightness of the fabrics play the leading roles. Below-the-knee, super-performance, super-warm, and weather-proof trench coats and parkas with inside pockets for devices and details from the realms of skiing and snowboarding get the best out of elasticized fabrics. Natural rope, military, and sandy tones appear with cobalt blue, garnet red, and emerald green. And then there is a strictly Urban mood that combines with minimal, functional and tech design. Here the research focuses on fits, colors, and materials. Clean lines, superlight and bi-stretch fabrics for multilayer jackets to wear with or without warmers. The padded vest is once again the must-have item. Tech influences also extend to fisherman’s rib wool parkas “contaminated” with visible heat seal tape and scuba or neoprene details.
The urban nature trend is evolving and pointing to a more concrete response to questions that the metropolis raises for its inhabitants. From outerwear to backpacks to sneakers we see sturdy, washable and lasting collections made with environmentally sustainable and recycled materials in colors that recall natural landscapes.
A HYBRID SLANT FOR STREET WEAR: ARMY, ROCK, AND WORKWEAR ALL COME TOGETHER
The street mood is still blending and mixing rock, workwear, and military looks:
- accordion pockets,
- heavy zippers with visible tapes,
- patch pockets,
- cargo pants and chinos,
- sweatshirts with patches and signature logos.
Parkas, bomber and biker jackets are informed by redesigned silhouettes, and worn over denim jackets and shirts, and sweatshirts. T-shirts with rock graphics, black gives used-look biker jackets even more character.
Digital camouflage prints reconcile the contrasts between the digital and natural worlds and enliven details as well as linings on jackets, trousers, and outerwear. The leather jacket reinterpreted in a bomber key evokes college looks with knitted cuffs and collars.
BACKPACKS AND HIKING BOOTS
Even though it’s still “experimental territory”, the backpack is definitely the most compatible –and reliable – item for the sporty man, be it for hiking or the city it is designed to meet all needs. Tradition and technology coexist in these timeless classics, made of genuine materials with touches of futuristic design. Forest tones join forces with sportswear color reflecting the energy of open spaces. Form and function are the keys to super-technological footwear with innovative combinations of textures: rubber coating on the outside, soft and natural on the inside. And then, there are the backpacks that look to the 1980s for ideas and inspiration. The appeal is retro and the full-color effects enhance the sporty details – all with a sturdy outer shell.
Footwear that can withstand the rigors of a Siberian winter completes the story: the urbanized hiking boot is a valid alternative to the hi-top sneaker with a 1990s flair.
Special thanks to the exhibitors for their contribution to the press service.
Лишь один вид чулок неприменим в семейной романтике – вторую неделю безжизненно висящие на веревочке на балконе. Это флаг пораженчества.— Ирина Прибора