A contrast as a starting point to aggregate, create relationships and show differences and similarities
The first Luca Airoldi handmade collection is a summary of little contrasting elements that come together to create pieces where various patterns are mixed. The five sections show, one after the other, how it is possible to use the same yarn for very creative or very simple stitches and how these can be melted to create a design that shows their differences, but at the same time, highlights their similarities.
In the first part of the collection, a super soft bouclé cashmere yarn is used to mix a fur style stitch with a very basic stockinette. Simple sweaters acquires new volumes and become very light but warm.
The second section shows how a fantastic 100% cashmere yarn can be proposed as a light and transparent net and mixed with a pattern full of cables and bobbles.
In the third part, the collection shows a mix of linen stitches and cabling. Here a cashmere and mink yarn is used to propose the contrast between structure and movement.
The fourth section is dedicated to the art of crochet. Angora, camel and cashmere are the materials chosen to represent stitches that dates back to the 60’s, in contrast with the continuos focus on future.
The last section, resolves the contrast showing coats where chunky yarns are super soft and easy to wear.
Whilst the focus of the collection is on yarns and stitches, lines were developed to create an adequate frame to the evolving theme. A complete set of sweaters, cardigans, coats and capes with various lengths are characterised by fitted shapes and three-quarter sleeves. An overall bonton and classic allure story.