Cifonelli is always one of the most dapper at Milan Fashion Week, and the AW18/19 collection was no different. As expected, Cifonelli’s luxurious fabrics, sleek designs and handsome models made a serious statement in the world of a gentleman. Always understated, that’s precisely why Cifonelli stands out — impeccable tailoring and neutral fabrics allow you to focus on the shape and creation of the design, which is nothing short of perfection.
This season, the focus was on the warm and soft alpaca and merino wool as well as everyone’s favorite winter fabric: cashmere. Although we were set away in a stylish atelier in Villa della Spiga in Milan, the garments are reminiscent of Savile Row, or a cricket game at famous Lord’s field in London — decidedly British but of course, never losing that element of Italian chic.
Houndstoth, plaid and herringbone dominate the collection in colors like beige, grey, brown and black. Turtlenecks are also a key element as keeping the neck warm in such a fashion is not only stylish, but practical during fall and winter. Silk pocket squares were delicately placed in overcoat pockets, reminding us that day looks can always go on into the night. Touches of velvet and derby hats completed the looks.
BDMOTP especially love the sleek plaid overcoat covering a head-to-toe grey look, which a warm turtleneck sweater and grey trousers. We also loved how the looks, though wintery, were paired with sunglasses, reminding us that even during a harsh winter, the sun still shines.
Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Cifonelli.