A FLIGHT OF FANCY Men’s Spring-Summer 2017 Collection
Alberto Guardiani Men’s SpringSummer 2017 Collection is inspired by surrealism, from which it draws a light-hearted, and a marked inclination towards beauty.
Thus, a collection of a dual personality takes shape, in which the traditional craftsmanship – that has always distinguished Alberto Guardiani creations – meets innovative solutions, surprising details, daring colours and hybrid
This is not a collection: it is an articulated wardrobe of footwear, designed for a demanding gentleman, who demands high quality, functionality and style from his accessories.
These are not sneakers: they are crosscutting footwear that combine a sportive sole with a refined upper, to create a genuine passe-par-tout. This is not print: the decorations are composed of droplets and splashes of colour that recall the dripping of artists.
Among the new proposals for the season is the Outsider that from the name alone announces its strong character. This spirited Derby, with a rubber sole, is made of yellow or royal blue brushed calfskin and features an iconic camouflage fringe that makes it recognisable at first glance.
More traditional -but only at first glance- is the Sweet Love, another newcomer of Spring-Summer 2017. Its slender silhouette recalls timeless classic footwear, just like the materials chosen, from nappa effect to nubuck calfskin. The sole gives character to this accessory – an unexpected smooth rubber sole, in nuance with the upper – the vibrant colours and ironic welt in natural rope, which adds a carefree note as a whole. In other words, why choose between formal and informal, when it is perfectly possible to have both?
Another new entry is represented by the Royalto: a lightweight and dynamic structure, which combines a casual spirit starting from the sole – revealed by the choice of white/beige two-tone rubber – to a natural leather midsole, which recalls the formal universe. A minimalist upper draws everything together, available in a Moccasin or Derby version that lights up with unexpected shades of emerald green or a deep cognac colour.