It’s no secret that Italy possesses an extraordinary line up on what it has to offer – leather, art, music and let’s not forget about gelato. However the country equipped with a profusion of culture also provides a huge deal of inspiration regarding suits. The home of many designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani represent a large degree of art and design being one of the reasons for the prominent Milan Fashion Week. The innovative, brave and cultural designers reflect their heritage through their designs and show a great deal of colour, print and craftsmanship attracting a market worldwide to engage with fashion through the Italian way.
Exotic print guru Roberto Cavalli has diverged from typical fashion through his designs. His creativity and consistency when designing bright, colourful attire infused with a taste of Italy is what makes his brand a legacy. It is very easy for us women to gravitate towards the always safe black or calm tones however as we drift towards summer we are given an opportunity to exceed the cliché and become more adventurous with our fashion choices. Cavalli represented his fashionable trait by showcasing a stunning blue and black print two piece at the launch of his 2014 Fall Collection. The print, being a statement, proved to be extremely tasteful and stylish as it featured a classic cigarette trouser under the black lapel blazer with shoulder padding and a convenient black jetted pocket. Cavalli’s tailoring accentuates the female shape and develops a flattering figure which exists as ideal summer office attire.
If you’re an avid black wearer, Dolce & Gabbana have adapted the colour to be appropriate for summer and for upcoming occasions such as weddings, communions or birthdays. Dolce & Gabbana developed a textured black and blood red three piece for Milan Fashion week 2015 which created a new perspective on the average suit. Designed for Spring/Summer 2015; its purpose was to incorporate the popular colour into the summer season. The gothic suit consisted of a high degree of tailoring – the plunging neckline waistcoat breaks up the dark texture and the high waist cigarette trouser. A featured the motif of blood red in the jetted pockets and in the lapels of the blazer is also a visible design aesthetic. The lining of the blazer is a different texture to the body of the suit but is complementary to the overall product. Dolce & Gabbana excelled in creating a dark summer suit as it is office appropriate for those who prefer a classic look, but also could act as a timeless wardrobe asset as it could easily be transferred into any season.
Giorgio Armani suggests otherwise from Dolce & Gabbana for those who prefer to leave black for the winter months. A simple navy pinstripe provides that sophisticated office allure without overstepping fashion boundaries, it proves to be a stylish statement. The idea that summer is a carefree season can be justified through Armani’s two piece suit displaying a product of simplicity in tailoring. European fashion is renowned for its effortless appeal which Armani has appreciated here – a classic suit blazer with shoulder padding all in navy pinstripe paired with a classic flared trouser. This is also a brighter option for the summer season and easily adaptable also. The suit is paired with a sheer blouse adding to the effortless office look yet still maintaining a vintage quality to the fashionable two piece. A Suit That Fits is aware of the struggles the ‘summer suit’ can bring. It is a tricky business to find the ideal suit which is why our company offers free consultations in our offices based in Cork, Dublin and Belfast. Italian designers seek to inspire the fashion conscious personas of the world through their creations making the tedious task of finding the perfect suit not so tedious after all.
Specialising in the bespoke tailoring of both menswear and womenswear; A Suit That Fits Ireland is your first port of call for made to measure formal attire. With studios in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, our team of Irish tailors and stylists will guide you through the entire custom design process from start to finish for formal garments needed for any occasions such as office and wedding wear. Contact us by clicking here or calling 019036268 to discuss your needs and ideas and book in for a free initial hour-long consultation.