Inspired by the gregarious character who was known to many of his friends as “il Gagliardi”, through this collection, the brand reaffirms once again Salvatore’s love for Italy and his Mediterranean roots.
“This season, Gagliardi celebrates the unparalleled sophistication of 1950s Italy.”
As immortalised in William Wyler’s Roman Holiday and Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, there was nowhere quite like it – a cacophony of artistic treasures, cutting-edge fashion, moreish cuisine and beautiful people.
It is impressive that a film from so many decades ago can still play a part in the trends of today. In fact, the Gagliardi man’s new-season wardrobe is inspired by the demeanor and effortlessness of this aesthetically-robust Renaissance. He is the embodiment of quintessential Italian spirit – his day starts with an espresso at a chic cafeteria, is enthused by a Vespa dash past the Spanish Steps, and is completed over dinner in a charming trattoria. Success in the boardroom mirrors his pleasure on a glamorous evening walk along Rome’s ancient streets – across Piazza Navona, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain.
The resulting collection is a compilation of excellence; it exudes Savile Row sensibility while injecting the distinctive flair and suavity that only Rome can arouse. From the highest-end Italian fabrics to the sharp retro tailoring, this is the wardrobe of a man who knows what he wants and how to enjoy it. Thus, this is the wardrobe worn, relished and triumphed by the Gagliardi gentleman in Autumn/Winter 2017.