MILAN – Andrea Pompilio's poetic collections speak to a man who is bound to the past by a deep sense of nostalgia. He's also an intellectual dreamer, a romantic, and still a little bit of a boy inside.
Set inside the gardens of Milan's Brera Academy, the runway show was full of baggy boxer shorts and jogging pants that were crafted with silk and, at times, were patterned with oriental leafy patterns. Oversized blazers were paired with droopy tank tops, silk scarves, and accessorized with accents such as round, thick-rimmed Harry Potter-like glasses and jumbo bucket bags.
Luring spectators back in time, there were a few ensembles that were reminiscent of 1920s school boy outfits and beach wear.
Pompilio, who has recently garnered positive reviews for his revamp of the Canali label, once again showed off his savvy for procuring the most elegant menswear fabrics. The array of patterns, clean checks, and stripes were mixed together in a tasteful fashion – indicative of Pompilio's unmistakable and refined taste.
The slogan "Love Me Forever or Never" echoed throughout the collection and was embroidered onto shirts, tank tops, and outerwear.
"It's a sentimental request which embodies both passion and melancholy, but which retains a taste of irony in its graphic composition," Pompilio said.