The collection centered on the Mogambo, the British safari jacket donned by ultimate beau Clark Gable in the 1953 movie of the same title. “This is clearly not a piece you would wear to go hunting, but rather to sip cocktails in a country club in Nairobi — after the hunt,” noted Caruso chief Umberto Angeloni.
The Caruso-owned label transposed the tropical theme into today’s world, proposing African tribal art-inspired prints on sturdy linen jackets. Softer, wafer-thin linen was used for more carefree styles such as checked or indigo-dyed pants.
Bridging the gap between the African savanna and the Tuscan landscape, straight-legged cotton cargo pants were paired with luxurious cotton suit jackets.