Geoff Schneiderman, Eleventy’s president of North America, believes men’s wear is going through “a strange moment, where everyone is re-evaluating value in products, seeking the highest value for price, so this is the perfect timing for the brand.”
To be sure, the company continues to expand its offer as it develops an international business. For the first time, Eleventy presented a series of swimsuits inspired by Sicilian majolica, as well as nightwear and innerwear, which flanked a collection that was in line with the brand’s tradition of informal and deconstructed jackets and pleated, calf-grazing pants. Lightness was key, with bistretch wool suits and T-shirts in Egyptian cotton, or cotton and cashmere sweaters and stretch sweatshirts. Linen and cotton stretch jackets were introduced in new shades of aubergine, camel and military green.
Jogging pants in wool were hand-sprayed for a new and modern effect. In sync with the trend in Milan, Eleventy showed its own version of camouflage prints.
See More From the Men’s Spring Shows:
Corneliani Men’s Spring 2018: The sport-chic collection was themed around the leisure pursuits of the house’s well-to-do customers.
Plein Sport Men’s Spring 2018: Philipp Plein recruited boxers, wrestlers and pole dancers to demonstrate the functional qualities of his fast-growing luxury athletic line.
Prada Men’s Spring 2018: All the quirk and romance of the fall collection was swept away — in a moment — by Miuccia Prada, who sent her preppy nerds and rustic hippies packing.
Damir Doma Spring 2018: The designer stepped out his comfort zone to deliver a collection focused on an urban, street look.
Munsoo Kwon Men’s Spring 2018: The young Korean designer Munsoo Kwon lit up the Teatro Armani runway with a burst of flowers and bright stripes in a collection called “YOLO (You Only Live Once).”
Sulvam Men’s Spring 2018: There was a charming spontaneity to the layered flowing looks which celebrated the artisanal process.