Aspesi wardrobe-building clothes appear to offer a counterweight to the narrative and storytelling that pervade fashion shows nowadays. It has been said by the designer that the wardrobe-building outfits are primarily inspired by people’s natural need to get dressed in the morning. This couple emanates a modest Milanese charm in which they place great emphasis on their attitude above all other concerns, resulting in a pleasing overall impression.
The clothes have a plain, even “anonymous” aspect to them, the author writes.
In the words of Lawrence Steele, who will be returning to Aspesi as creative director in 2019, “They allow for the expression of one’s uniqueness to be expressed.”
He used his curatorial approach to clothing categories such as regular tailoring, functional outerwear, and cozy knitwear to express an innovative, non-gendered, and cross-generational attitude, as exemplified by lookbook images depicting the designer’s real-life circle of friends, which appeared in the designer’s personal collection and reflected his curatorial approach to clothing categories such as regular tailoring, functional outerwear, and cozy knitwear.
Some of the most interesting pieces on the runway included the oversized rib knits worn over preppy striped shirts and wide jeans, as well as the Prince of Wales check double-breasted jackets, one of which was particularly intriguing because it combined the pattern with ruby red duchesse satin for an effect that appeared to have been worn inside out. Ripped duster coats were worn over turtlenecks with longer sleeves, and the traditional padded overshirt was given an updated look by switching shirting materials for cotton in the design of the garment’s structure.
According to Steele, each piece is an archetype of the wardrobe basics that combine to form a complete wardrobe ensemble, which he designed. Despite the fact that they were widely available, they were greatly sought for, regardless of whether they were reduced in size or exaggerated in size.
Aspesi RTW Fall 2022