As the sun rises on the summer season, much of the world looks towards the Mediterranean for sun-soaked inspiration; it is this inextricable link which makes Malta the natural muse for the SS16 Gagliardi range. Whether referencing Maltese culture, history or the island’s positioning which is a point of departure for many a seasoned local and visiting sailors, there is little doubt as to why Malta has been called the jewel of the Mediterranean time and time again.
Keeping the various nuances of the Maltese aesthetic in mind, gentlemen are invited to embrace the baroque architecture of the Maltese islands through a mixture of white, creams and taupes in pure wool, cotton and linen which are reminiscent of limestone façades for day time downtime. These materials are not only guaranteed to keep one dry on land, but since Malta is defined by its clear waters and its lagoons, avid seamen can enjoy the same materials in a vast assortment of blues which range from navy, marine and surf to aqua blue. The new Gagliardi crest, embroidered on tailored products or used as a print on shirts, t-shirts and accessories acts as an interesting yet discrete motif.
The crest embroidery is not limited to the day time range: the classic yacht club and baroque-inspired evening-wear embraces a combination of bold clarets and blacks, with hints of silver and gold which can be seen in the collections’ suits and jackets. The evening-wear range integrates new double breasted and lower front waistcoats, as well as the new notch peak lapel. The classic peak lapel, however, remains a mainstay as does the double breasted cut which features a one button shawl collar jacket. The latter is available in black linen silk for a luxurious, high summer formal look. Inner linings are rich and vibrant, in colours influenced by Mattia Preti’s timeless art pieces.
City dressing is taken to a new level with empowering, sharp cuts which, in keeping with Valletta’s baroque capital city vibe, come in tonal shades of blue, beige, taupe and grey. Ties and pocket squares provide the perfect colour accent to the power tailoring. Despite the contemporary cuts, classic options such as the double breasted traditional navy wool pinstripe remain available along with a selection of three piece suits. Whether at work or play, the Gagliardi man is sure to exude charm and elegance to even the most mundane of his daily experiences this Spring / Summer.