Balance Is Everything, Roberto Collina Makes Knitwear for Every Mood
Exhibitors Spotlight focuses on a selection of brands exhibiting at this year's Pitti Uomo, showcasing their upcoming collections and special upcoming projects.
Founded on pure Made in Italy excellence, Roberto Collina’s knitwear collections are designed and produced entirely in Italy. Known for its superior craftsmanship and understated attention to detail, the brand from Bologna is lauded for simple but exceptionally well-made knitwear.
For FW21 the brand returns with a collection of warm-toned and easy to wear pieces. Placing cozy comfort at the forefront, the collection features bright colors offset by softer burnt tones, alongside beige and browns mixed with black, white, and ecru. Inspired by Mark Rothko’s art, the palette creates an intimate feel.
A nod to Rothko’s abstract work, the pullovers within the collection feature 3D style shaded designs, while handmade multi-tone garments make for a distinctive style. Infused with materials such as recycled cashmere, one of the collection's key character traits is fabrication. From soft to touch faux fur on dressing-gown-inspired overcoats to boiled wool jackets, the pieces yearn to elevate the wearer's comfort.
Many of the styles can be worn casually - see them as premium loungewear pieces with a versatile slant. Made to be mixed and matched, the collection makes for elevated casual wear that can be worn in relaxed and formal settings. Bold colors lend balance to muted tones, resulting in a set of pieces that tick WFH and everyday-ready boxes.