Men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli has the blues: Multiple shades of it, from morning sky pale to Yves Klein intense, defined his terrific spring collection. It was graphic, athletic and slyly streetwise, a key trend on the Milan runways this season.
The hunky models resembled superheroes in their color-blocked bombers and taut, bonded wool trousers, or futuristic workers in their stiff shirt jackets with silver snap fasteners.
Then Zucchelli ignited the runway with a series of photo-printed T-shirts and sweatshirts depicting salt flats and seascapes at mid-day, sunset and under the stars — an Instagram moment par excellence.
Then he segued into stripes, always blue on white in his version of seersucker, cutting them into crisp blazers and shirt jackets or billowing baseball jackets. They were a home run.