One of Milan’s rising talents, Pompilio showed his collection for the first time at Giorgio Armani’s theater on via Bergognone, part of the latter’s efforts to support the city’s young guns. Armani was not at the show: A source said he didn’t want to distract from the main event, which pulled an impressive crowd for such a large venue.
Pompilio’s prints and patterns were the stars of the runway. There were trench coats and tailored suits, worn with ankle-length trousers, covered in rust and black zebra-like stripes. Cabana-style suits came paved with paisley and batik prints and were worn mismatched, while varsity jackets and short-sleeved polo knits looked artsy in bold, black-and-white optical patterns. Pompilio popped in some palate cleansers, too, in the form of a glossy white trench made from coated linen, and crisp white collars for shirts with busy prints.