Alessandro Sartori was quite brave in creating this Spring collection, his attempt to imagine an Edwardian dandy in the concrete world of today comes off as borderline costume. But for me, it all works perfectly. Sophisticated sharpness and street art prints synthesize the aesthetic to create a refined urban feel. Raw-edged tailcoats and doubled jackets ("Giacca Doppia") are paired with narrow trousers to elongate the silhouette. Lightweight materials like cotton and translucent silks in crisp white and blue hues create an effortlessly breezy air. A "touch of personal eccentricity and refinement" define the spirit of this collection, and although it may not be as consistent or fluid as, for instance, Lanvin, it's the few pieces that stand out that make me love it so much, like the jacket in photos 11 and 12 - to die for.
- The Velvet Scientist