Better shake off a few pounds if you want to fit into Cifonelli’s tapered, leg-hugging bottoms for fall. In his sophomore runway collection for the Parisian master tailor, John Vizzone took cues from “skinny, skinny jeans,” adding a pinch of stretch to the equation.
Up top, the lineup spanned the gamut from tightly fitted single- and double-breasted jackets, all boasting a roped shoulder, the bespoke house’s trademark. The tailoring played with weight and textures, aiming for a soft and cozy feel via cashmere and cashmere and lambswool blends incorporating vintage checks and stripes.
Vizzone said the idea was “to combine an aristocratic city gentleman with a country squire.” The Tuscan countryside inspired the colors, which moved from shades of gray to warm earth tones and black, before climaxing with a finale of fuchsia, cobalt, moss and lilac velvet tuxedo jackets.
The outerwear was strong, including a leather sarfari jacket with a tab collar, and a shawl-collard wrap coat, and showed the young label moving out of its comfort zone.