It’s daily life that gives designers Simone Rizzo and Loris Messina their inspiration, although this time they focused on one particularly special summer’s day. “We don’t look to the past, but to our daily life and friends, who are all creative people,” said Rizzo, adding that the collection was all about communicating the joy and freedom of the last day of school.
To drive the point home the duo staged their show in the hot hallways of the Liceo Artistico Statale di Brera, sending out breezy looks that mixed streetwear with tailoring and lots of stripes, the brand’s signature.
There were crinkly cotton suits paired with cropped trousers; coppery or silvery metallic fabrics for T-shirts and jackets, and boxy garage mechanic suits in forest green or egg yolk yellow. Jeans were dark and came with wide legs and patches, while light denim trenches were coated in plastic.
A matching top and trousers printed with all sorts of cocktail glasses was made for students headed straight to Margaritaville post-graduation, while bright beach umbrella stripes came on shorts and breezy shirts for those with more wholesome summer pursuits in mind.
More From Milan Men’s Spring 2018 Collections:
Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s Spring 2018: A summer on the Italian Riviera inspired Guillaume Meilland’s young and effortless chic collection.
Versace Men’s Spring 2018: It was vintage Versace through the Millennial lens, and those who are already fans won’t be let down. But there could have been so much more.
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Men’s Spring 2018: The collection centered on taking the best from the past and repackaging it for a new generation.
Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s Spring 2018: The laid-back ath-luxe mood was elevated by impressive material research.
Emporio Armani Men’s Spring 2018: The Asian-inspired collection featured clever plays on layering.
Marni Men’s Spring 2018: Francesco Risso injected a childlike, free-spirited feel into this effortless cool collection.