Eleventy Men’s Collection SS2021: The Value of Time
The desire for beauty and a good life is stronger than ever. We need to value the good things in life, the things that really matter. Time is key for setting the style for a new way of dressing, now based on what is truly beautiful, that never goes out of fashion, but remains stylish forever like the elegance represented by our icon Marcello Mastroianni.
We will be elegant for ourselves, not only for other people. We’ll be well-dressed and comfy at the same time in order to seek to heal ourselves in a new, more relaxed world, in which we will be forced to stay at home more often, giving us the chance to enjoy some peace and harmony and take better care of ourselves.’
NOW AS THEN
For its SS21 season, Eleventy presents a retrospection on how today as in the past, society tends to look back to find its roots, and with a sense of gratification and nostalgia, portrays the unmistakable Italian quality, which is elegant, never forced or contrived style.
Eleventy looks positively at the passing of time. It gives us perspective on life; it reminds us of the importance of here and now. For Eleventy time is very precious, to be taken carefully and thoughtfully, to make beautiful things. With patience, care and love. This is why the brand gives great importance to the time devoted to creativity and thought, to every single detail of the collections, to expertise and the use of the same traditional techniques to create refined garments.
Understated elegance tis what makes the difference, and for ss2021, Eleventy’s men will be elegant for themselves, not only for other people.
The commitment to sustainability is fundamental and pursued through a careful journey made of research and innovation that aims to of high quality, as well as respect of the environment.
BUSINESS CASUAL @ home
Business casual outfits are made to feel and weigh lighter, perfect even to be worn indoors. Here elegance is imperceptible. It’s never loud, only whispered, relaxed fit and personal state-of-being, enriched only with tiny sophisticated details, such as the thin striped pullovers or the retro sporty jackets.
As supposedly people will be spending more time at home or on video calls, the look is well-dressed and comfy at the same time. This is the reason behind the use of fabrics and weaves that are extremely pleasant to the touch, and absolutely pure such as the natural hemp or the super-chic Sea Island cotton to create polo shirts and soft tees that are smooth to the touch, featuring hidden inlays and tiny, contemporary colour asymmetries. Or the linen sweatshirts that look bleached by the salt, faded by the sun and the sea and the pure hemp “T-Shirt Poesia” expresses our passion for Italian beauty in just a few verses.
“LA DOLCE VITA”
The Italian style of the Sixties of deconstructed tailored jackets with elegant floral printed shirts, a tribute to Italian Art Nouveau, Portofino, Capri, and Taormina is shown by style icons like the great Marcello Mastroianni whose characters remain a constant point of reference in fashion. Tailor-made suits nonchalant worn, like in Fellini’s treasured “La Dolce Vita”, linen shirts, panama hats and small scarves tied around the neck have made Italian glamour famous all over the world. At the core of Eleventy, in its very DNA, is this unique character of Italian tradition.
For the summer 2021 season it proposes a new way of wearing the classic suit, combining it with a retro, deconstructed collar shirt to be worn unbuttoned and with the sleeves rolled up to the elbow.
MILITARY EFFECT & METROPOLITAN RIDER
Eleventy used the stylish versatility of overshirts to make jackets look and feel like shirts. Perfect to be worn during our leisure time, but always incorporating the finest elements of sartorial Italian tradition. Lightweight safari jackets with waist belts and blazers with maxi patch pockets, somewhere in between a shirt and a jacket, are the new SS21 trends. Cargo pants and bermuda shorts with side pockets are available in many fabrics, while the safari jackets get special attention as they are made in very light 44 mm full-grain suede leather for refined luxury.
INDIGO GENESIS & ICONIC CHAMBRAY
Eleventy’s spring-summer denim collection called “Indigo Genesis” represents the desire to create a men’s jeans of quality, taste and elegance. The brand stripped the garment of unnecessary embellishments. The result is the pure, original men’s jeans. “Indigo Genesis” lets the denim take its natural course, giving it the time that commercial collections have taken away from it. The very beauty of denim lies in its worn look and its true vintage character. The achievements made in the past to deliver a product of excellence are maintained, as the fabrics, and manufacturing and finishing processes are all Italian.
The efforts to reduce ecological footprint have been further strengthened by completely abandoning products containing formaldehyde, hypochlorite and calcium permanganate and totally eliminating the use of pollutants during the washing processes.
Eleventy usea the best fabrics of the Italian denim industry, made with the most modern low-impact environmental technologies. The dyes are used ‘in flow’ reducing water consumption to one litre of water per kilo of fabric, against the ten litres per kilo used in traditional dyeing methods.
The “Indigo Genesis” Denim Capsule features colours such as blue, white, camel, red, yellow and grey. Colours are used skilfully in their neutral tones, without ever being boring and creating nuances of incomparable charm.
The line is enriched with the two-pleat trousers for modern-day dandies who can wear Eleventy denim to mix styles and combinations during different times of the day. The delicate Daisy motif (already present in other Eleventy garments) is discreetly laser printed on the rear pocket, becoming an iconic hallmark of one of the most sophisticated jeans items in the global market.
Bright whites, natural tints, military hues and the different shades of light blue are the colours of the 2021 Spring/Summer season. A harmonious palette, used in all of Eleventy collections, but constantly reviewed and updated with current trends, enriched with splashes of red and warm saffron yellow.
Touches of bright colours are added as accents to the details to create new looks that are always fresh and lively, but never garish.