The Kiton Spring-Summer 2020 menswear collection is dedicated to formal-leisure wear with colours inspired by the enchanting fishing villages of Naples. Kiton interprets the requirements of contemporary gentlemen constantly moving between business and leisure engagements by presenting comfortable, relaxing garments even for the formal men’s wardrobe.
The unstructured suit is a versatile garment. It is a key item in the wardrobe of a Kiton gentleman, perfect for every occasion, with a shirt for daytime use or a tone-on-tone t-shirt and sneakers for the evening, while always maintaining a sobre monochrome look.
In marked contrast to this monochrome look, Kiton jackets reflect the fashion house’s inclination to experiment with a bold palette of colours inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean and its most iconic maritime locations. The undisputed protagonist of this season’s collection is the unstructured jacket in Sea Island cotton, one of the oldest and most precious varieties in the world, mixed with linen yarn to create an extraordinarily shiny fibre and to preserve its volume.
This concern with the quality of the fabrics has always been at the heart of Kiton’s philosophy through constant research aimed at telling the history of the company, updated to the present through the most elegant weaves and patterns from the historical archives in Naples. New textures and mixtures of fibres are experimented with in the Kiton woollen mill at Biella in order to create tougher, more longlasting garments which reflect the company’s unceasing commitment to innovation and sustainability.
This year’s Sportswear collection has been enhanced by the addition of a technical capsule dedicated to the world of the sea and sailing: comfortable, technical garments that accompany the Kiton gentleman both in a boat and in his free time around the port. A waistcoat, a parka with detachable sleeves, trousers with cotton jersey inserts come in the typical colours of the sports world, with shades ranging from white to hazelnut beige, broken up by notes of blue, yellow and red.
The precious Japanese Kurabo denim is an icon of the sportswear collection both for the denim jacket and for the traditional casual trousers. This year Kiton has introduced an exclusive customised service, embroidering the name of the city in which the garments have been purchased.
The Kiton “pocketable” project will continue for men who are constantly travelling. The concept of lightness and “pocketable” garments is expressed in ultralight quilted jackets – a finished garment weighs less than 100 grams – sandwich padding and linings in cashmere jersey and silk. This principle is also applied to leathers such as nabuk, nappa and suede.
According to the tradition of Kiton sportswear, wool is mixed with nylon thanks to the nanotechnology in the yarn itself, creating a waterproof barrier. State-of-the-art technology is also used for the production of reversible Italian linen and hemp to create cool summer clothing.
Special attention is paid to accessories with rucksacks embellished with the painted Kiton logo in a “graffiti” version or the classic bag made of rubberised leather with initials in bas relief.
For its selection of shoes, Kiton has reintroduced the Driver loafer with different manufacturing procedures and the penny loafer enhanced by the red “Kiton” dot. For the sportswear range, there is a line of sneakers in neoprene with electro-welded detailing which recalls the world of Scuba Diving, as well as a new selection of leisure wear footwear with a more modern, youthful feel thanks to the application of the extended sole.