ANGELO GALASSO AUTUMN WINTER FOREVER 2013
This season ANGELO GALASSO brings a new level of sophistication to menswear with a winter collection that fuses elegant and clean silhouettes with exquisite detailing. The effect is a modern aesthetic that mirrors the future while staying true to the values of traditional Italian craftsmanship.
The new Autumn Winter Forever Collection from ANGELO GALASSO has been conceived with the widely travelled gentleman of today in mind, from an impeccable suit in the office and dashing attire for the evening, to beautiful leatherwear and chunky knitwear for those cold winter weekends. "Business Chic", the capsule wardrobe that offers formal-wear and tailoring in the finest Italian wools and cashmere blends. A new smart double-breasted peak lapel suit sits alongside sharp two and three piece styles, while Angelo, new take on the classic Prince of Wales pattern results in the very first ANGELO GALASSO house check, delivered in the brand, signature blue. A timeless trench with leather detailing and a luxurious shearling coat with crocodile inserts are part of the ournear offering, as well as a 1920s influenced striped velvet coat. Angelo Galasso's long lasting love affair with shirts continues this season with exclusive fabrics designed for the Royal Estate range, where suave flower-printed shirts with a hint of English countryside are combined with chunky knitwear in warm win, colours. Traditional leather making techniques are used to create bomber jackets and long coats in butter soft nappa with subtle herringbone patterns that will surely become the must-haves for the season.
"Evening Glam" represents what the ANGELO GALASSO gent will wear for the party season. Beautiful Italian velvets are used to make single and double breasted jackets, and for the most demanding style-savvy man there is an exclusive suit with fine gold stripes. Tuxedos playa key part in this look with slim-fit checked trousers teaming up with sharply cut dinner jackets and the high-collared Polso Orologio shirt, which was exhibited at the prestigious London Design Museum, elevating Angelo Galasso's creations as works of art and timeless design. Navies, whites and greys are all part of the colour palette of St Moritz, casual-wear part of the collection which is ideal for winter get-sways in the Alps. Sport influenced puffs jackets in bold nylons will be essential garments on the slopes and retro inspired shearling coats are expected to make a statement in the most occlusive Baitas. Cord chinos will be the trousers of choice and sophisticated, yet relaxed, knitted jumpers complete the offering.
ANGELO GALASSO: A HISTORY OF STYLE
Angelo Galasso, born in 1959 in Puglia, Italy, has achieved international success thanks to his unique style. As he was growing up, Angelo's father told his son not to play in the streets for fear that he would fall in with the wrong crowd. Instead, he encouraged him to make friends with the local artisans who hod workshops along the main street. The tailor, the shirt maker, the trouser maker and the cobbler all welcomed him into their shops, where Angelo started to become familiar with fabrics and clothes, colours and proportions. He came to understand the immense value of the artisan trades, carried out by skilled workers, who passed their knowledge on from generation to generation, making the finest garments and items along the way.
In 2009 ANGELO GALASSO was launched and the first House opened in London's Knightsbridge, heart of the capital's fashion scene. The Milano House opened in 2011 in Via Montenapoleone quickly followed by New York in 2012, where ANGELO GALASSO took over the Edwardian room in the Plaza. The Moscow House opened shortly after GALASSO was launched, in collaboration with Moscow’s State Historical Museum.