Christian Pellizzari’s Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection, inspired by the bright colours of exotic Istanbul, the faded elegance of Venice, and the refined chic atmosphere of Paris, comprises a range of sophisticated garments and accessories born out of the search for the perfect materials and silhouettes to embody the identity of the contemporary male.
Born in Treviso near Venice, Italy, in 1981, Christian Pellizzari took his first steps in fashion by designing and sewing clothes when he was still a young child. At the age of 20 he moved to Florence where he studied at Polimoda Fashion School, Institute of Design and Marketing. After this academic period, he honed his menswear skills for four years at garment making company Tonello before moving to Paris, where he worked in fashion design and production at maison Vionnet and Jay Ahr.
Christian Pellizari’s Spring/Summer 2012 menswear range resorts to a muted and elegant palette that includes cloudy greys, deep blues, and touches of ochre. These colours are used across diverse garments, from unlined sports coats to modern suits, including canvas parkas, leather and suede jackets, avant-garde shirts, tailored pants, and day and evening suits. In addition, the collection is complemented by a range of accessories such as leather sandals, belts, and city/beach back packs, as well as beach towels and scarves printed with the design from Saint Marco’s square floor in Venice.
This is most definitely a collection by a young designer that The Style Examiner intends to follow and keep examining in order to see how his accomplished creations grow in quality over the next few years.