Pitti Uomo has kicked off today and news about the Spring/Summer 2011 collections are already starting to come in. Khabi Mirza, who runs Fashion Buyer UK, posted a short interview with Daiki Suzuki on what we can expect for next year:
Q. TELL US ABOUT THE OVERALL DIRECTION OF THE SPRING 2011 COLLECTION.
A. I’ve combined military themes with a folky look in places. There are aslo references to the 1980s through cotton dobbie patterns on shirts and ties, alongside floral prints and ethnic patterns. At Engineered Garments we like to combine contrasting patterns and this season we have tonal blue ethnic embroidered jackets over dobbie patterned shirts combined with checked ties. You can put conflicting patterns together as long as there is a sense of balance.
Q. HOW HAVE YOUR SILHOUETTES EVOLVED FOR THE NEW SEASON?
A.Shapes are still slim fitting on jackets although the lengths are just slightly longer than usual. Leg shapes on trousers are not super slim and neither are they too wide. And, on shirts our styling remains narrow and slim-fitting.
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