Austerity? Who needs it? With playful abandonment, Massimiliano Giornetti veered from the house’s quiet sartorial elegance and sunset palette and embarked on a brash sportswear assault designed to raise the spirits — a vitamin wardrobe, you might call it. Colliding spearmint, orange, Limoncello yellow, red and pastel blues and greens, he startled the senses, citing Los Angeles’ Pop Art scene in the Seventies among inspirations, notably the work of David Hockney.
The searing colors were splashed with abandon on Seventies-style belted car coats, lightweight cotton blazers with contrast piping, carrot pants, double-sided cotton trenches and fantastic leather sneakers that finished almost every exit. It was all good fun, if a little overwhelming. More subtle plays on color and print proved more digestible, such as foulard prints on suits, or dabs of color at the collars, lapels and pockets of white suits and shirts.