Loro Piana is the only European fashion company to spin fabric from lotus plants (it takes 6,500 stems to make enough fabric for a jacket). It was probably the factoid hat made The white lotus flourish in the mental foreground while browsing this collection this morning. Digitally abandoned Fred and his crotchless boxers aside, you can imagine most of the ghastly guests of this beautiful place fluttering maliciously from the breakfast buffet to the beach in many of these rich, finely crafted garments. And naturally, they would also suit Sybarites with less compromised moral CVs.
Without going through the rigmarole of showcasing characters to particular looks, the sunflower-to-clay shades of a sleeveless vertical striped silk and cashmere dress, cut simply but lavishly presented, were a serious contender for the upgrade status of following. Likewise, the dress with wide stripes and fringed hem, in cotton / silk; a beautifully tactile cashmere silk djellaba dress in off-white; a blue floral silk dress on a fairly white lotus background with a pleated tuxedo front; and a long ribbed knit skirt in a gorgeous kelpy green.
Accessories included suede sport sandals and tanned leather options with a more traditional sole, as well as the heavily emphasized Sesia bag, which was only introduced in February and worked well in contrasting canvas and workmanship. in leather here. A pair of wooden rocking rattan wash bag pouches were simple and beautiful items, ideal for storing everything you need to spend the day on your lounge chair.
Other less festive pieces included beautiful outerwear in cavalry twill and, of course, cashmere, as well as an iconic reissue of the pragmatically named Horsey jacket, with which Loro Piana outfitted the Italian equestrian team. for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Walking down Via Montenapoleone, the conclusion was that womenswear design director Alessandra Varianini and CEO Fabio d’Angelantonio are doing a five star job at the helm of this Italian house purebred.