WOMEN F/W 2018 - ISSUE #2
Italian Style That Doesn’t Go Out of Fashion.
Charm and existentialism pass across through the turtle neck. Among the fans of this style are two exceptional women: Audrey Hepburn and Juliette Gréco.
It was 1957 when Funny Face came out, a musical movie . It starred Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Joe Stockton, a gracious Hepburn, plays a model, and designing her wardrobe was Hubert de Givenchy. It was easy to see how she gradually went down in the story with her neck often embraced by a turtleneck.
We became just as enthralled as we admired the French singer and actress Juliette Gréco, who with her black high collar sweaters and silky long raven hair breathes life into a genuine “existentialist look”.
The turtle neck , an intriguing, at times mysterious detail, appeared to be out, but with that certain je-ne-sais-quoi it makes a strong comeback among the pleasant déjà vu of timeless elegance labeled Dal 1926 by Davide Cenci.
This year more than ever—with the introduction of the Dal 1926 women’s line, too—Davide Cenci has decided to be second to none and to rapidly step in among the ranks of the contributors of the undeniable prestige of fashion Made in Italy. In terms of tradition and richness of fabric and workmanship , resuscitating models and personal history, how could it not start by bringing back the turtleneck? The artisanal production techniques restore the must-haves of the late 1960s and 70s to their former glory, of course adapting them to the needs of a more frenetic daily life.
In this case, the spotlight is on the turtleneck, in three-ply cashmere with flat ribbing crafted in laboratories that use old techniques like hand-linking.Its vanisee’ yarn helps give the donned garment a greater, special brightness . The pants, with their loose comfortable shape, are made out of silk and viscose velvet, a strong and resilient material, unparalleled for all four seasons. Worn with your hands in the pockets this model gives a powerful impression that makes a woman confident in herself and her own personality.
A look with simple, composed details that simple and elegant at the same time. The perfect outfit to wear when facing long days at the office between endless meetings and not too formal dinners.
HANDCRAFTED PINK PURE CASHMERE TURTLENECK AND SILK VELVET PANTS. ALL BY DAVIDE CENCI DAL 1926.