It’s time to get familiar
Magliano has returned to Pitti Uomo, this time graced with the title of guest designer. So it’s official, if you are unfamiliar with Luca Magliano’s work, it’s time to get familiar. The designer debuted his eponymous label five years ago at Pitti. Over the years, he meticulously honed his storytelling, figuring out who Magliano is on the runway. This all culminated in winning the LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Special Jury Prize just last year – and oh is it well deserved. Casually refined, properly effortless, how can we possibly capture the Magliano atmosphere in words? Well…we guess we’ll try.
For F/W 2024, Magliano took to the streets, embracing the every day as his muse. The team scouted everyday individuals alongside notable figures within Magliano’s circles. Each look, paired with the unique cast, gives each ensemble a distinctive character. The ordinary seamlessly coexists with masterful tailoring, intentionally swaying between fluidity and deconstruction. The result? Looks that effortlessly exude a sense of being meticulously assembled.
While technically labelled a menswear collection, Magliano skillfully toys with the boundaries of this convention. Employing traditional menswear tailoring as the base, he artfully blends in elements of feminine sartorial language. The collection even visually references trailblazing female artists such as the late poet Patrizia Cavalli. In navigating the menswear/womenswear dichotomy, Magliano establishes a queer space that transcends the confines of both.
To pick just a few fav moments from this collection is an impossible task, but if we MUST, lets begin with the hats. We mean, just look at ‘em. In fact for this hat moment Magliano collabed with hat maker Borsalino to make fedora-esque hats and little triangle caps. Needless to say, they bring the character. Next up is the sleeveless denim jumpsuit. The fleece layered under helps give cold weather ready-to-work vibe. Lastly, it would be cruel not to mention the bags. Magliano opted for extremes, either a coin-purse shoulder bag or oversized handbags – or Magliano plastic bags from the shop? So this fall either ditch your phone and only bring some cash, or carry as much as possible, Magliano leaves it up to you ;).