The blazer this summer has undergone a restyling: though it maintains its classic feel, the details launch SS12’s tailoring well into the contemporary sphere.
Although the SS12 collection was inspired by Sicilian fishermen, net being the central theme, which is developed into accessories, knitwear and jackets, sharp, elegant yet modern tailoring plays a big part in creating that modern luxury feel of the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 collection.
The blazer, is where the innovations for the season are centred, cropped, double breasted, single breasted, the lapels: every incarnation of the new blazer are explained here.
The more classic inspired single-breasted blazers all feature a one-button fastening- bringing an eveningwear feel to the look. What sets these jackets apart are the lapels: peaked, with an exaggerated spearhead point created by a double stitched wide piping detail. The trousers for the summer are slightly loose and with a turned up hem. The Sicilian fishermen reference is in the brogues: classic lines but faded, to hint at water damage.
The same blazer with the piping detail, which creates a contrast and elongates the figure, is also available in with less exaggerated lapels without the spearhead point. Again, the main theme of the collection is recalled in the footwear: laser cut leather brogues that look like net.
One of the strong trends when it comes to the tailoring portion of the collection is the cropped double-breasted jacket. It looks modern yet refined, and the unusual effect created by the double-breasted single button fastening is thoroughly new. There are some novel ideas in the small leather goods department too: this envelope shape iPad 2 cover in textured calf leather is a new concept with a vintage feel.
There are other new elements to the tailoring collection: for example colour. Classic suits, developed in trend lead hues such as aubergine. This particular suit has another novel detail, the button is placed lower than in classic jackets, creating longer lapels with a deeper V.
The white shirt has also been renovated for SS12. From shirt to bomber jacket to be exact. With an elasticated waist, to be worn both tucked in and over trousers- preferably formal ones. In a variety of styles, short or long sleeve or with unusual button fastenings, the white shirt worn on its own is a must have for SS12.
The classic white shirt has also of course not been forgotten. In a collection rich in summery details and maritime inspiration, a crisp white shirt should never be missed. And after all this tailoring advice, you’re going to need a maxi Miss Sicily to carry all your new gear.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni