NOW: ANDREA POMPILIO SS18

Italian fashion is all about color contrasts, bold silhouettes and elegance. While some might see it as terribly bourgeois and obnoxiously repetitive, it can surprisingly be a winning combination. Just look at this new season and how, besides the lack of relatively new trends or surprises, some designers kept us excited and curious. One designer epitomized well that moment, Andrea Pompilio. After years at Prada, YSL and Calvin Klein, Pompilio launched his own brand reconciling youth and classicism bringing influences from his previous stints.
Following last summer road trip through Americana, Pompilio is now paying homage to the 90s, more specifically to the UK and the Terrace fashion. Bucket hats, polo shirt under track jacket, track pants under tailored rain coats, Saville Row plaids, dark shiny blues, horizontal stripes and of course baggy plaid pants and shorts. The perfect illustration, if needed, would be the British band Blur when it first emerged in the 90s. Considering Pompilio’s talent for colors and patterns, the result is a subtle juxtaposition of layers and colors. It also offers him what seems to be the right balance between his love for pop culture and his natural Italian disposition for elegance, color palettes and bold silhouettes.