Borsalino Spring-Summer 2019 Collection
The Borsalino Spring-Summer 2019 collection tells the younger generations about the 1980s, a decade buzzing with creativity and ideas that had a profound impact on everything that came later. Borsalino uses the company’s archives to reinterpret the energy that coursed through those carefree, pleasure-seeking years characterized by the rise of the personal computer, the first avant-garde music videos – and the excesses of high fashion. It was 1980, in fact, when Borsalino and the architecture magazine Domus involved eleven of the most important Italian designers in a project that saw each design a hat: Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, Andrea Branzi, Achille Castiglioni, Ugo La Pietra, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, Paolo Portoghesi, Roberto Sambonet, and Ettore Sottsass. Borsalino’s artisans transformed these proposals into prototypes for a 1981 exhibition that anticipated the trends of the decade to come. And so today we have the aesthetic codes of the eighties becoming the subtext for an audacious and eclectic Spring-Summer 2019 collection offering a mix of strong colors, geometric patterns,and animal prints. The perfect hats for millennials and post-millennials in love with the timeless luxury of a signature Borsalino.
The men’s collection plays with color and decorative elements, reinterpreting the classic Borsalino forms in straw from Ecuador. The various Panama (in fine, extra-fine, Quito and semi-crochet versions), parasisol, braided hemp and raffia models are enhanced in different ways, with multicolored ribbons or geometric patterns, paisley scarves, caiman belts. And there’s never a summer collection without the Panama Montecristi models, woven from the most precious straw in the world, or the lightweight 50-gram versions in felt, presented in a broad range of colors.
High domes and sinuous lines characterize a feminine collection that explores the evident contrast between the essential nature of the lines and the vibrant details: from caiman ribbons to sisal net, from the multi-logo versions to hand-painted custom animal prints and on to highly entertaining bandana-scarves with big paisley designs. A hymn to creativity that highlights the artisanal finishes characteristic of hats made by Borsalino, without sacrificing experimentation or research. Among the season’s hits are the Cap model, crafted in raffia, parasisol or braided hemp, simply perfect for hot summer days.
The Borsalino fabric collection translates the season’s theme into an entertaining play of contrasts. Most prominent among the new models are those in denim, presented in classic and color versions and an exuberant animal-pattern.
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