One of the things I love about working in the fashion industry as a day job, is that I get introduced to so many brands who I may not otherwise have come across. This season, one of those brands is Canali.
Since its founding in 1934, Canali has championed the values of ‘Made in Italy’ excellence. The bastion of tailor-made Italian luxury, for over 80 years the brand has been using its artisanal know-how to create the most beautifully crafted sartorial wonders, beginning with classic suiting before expanding into casualwear, all the while never sacrificing wearabilty and comfort.
What I love about Canali is how it masterfully blend traditional craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic. The brand has evolved with the times, updating menswear staples for now with fresh silhouettes while using the time-tested techniques of the past. The brand’s Tailoring Principal is to ‘use innovation to achieve aesthetic perfection’.
“The Canali Tailoring Principle uses innovation to achieve aesthetic perfection, continuously renewing its styles with a meticulous attention to detail and the use of premium fabrics.”
You can see the quality at first sight, and it’s only reinforced when you get your hands on it; the premium fabrics and the precision manufacturing. To look at Canali is to think of the man you aspire to be; a man of confidence, integrity and, naturally, with impeccable style.
‘Rewind’, The Art of Craftsmanship
Rewind is a short film created exclusively for Canali. In keeping with the brand’s ethos of Italian excellence, the film was made by Ivan Cotroneo, who happens to be one of the most acclaimed directors and screenwriters in Italy. The film also features a score written, exclusively of course, by Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli.
Rewind is an homage to the working process that goes into making an iconic Canali blazer; it’s a celebration of the work and the people. The short opens with the statement, ‘There are more than 300 steps between you and your favourite blazer.’
Blazers are usually the first port of call for a gent looking to take his first outing with the brand. Beautifully crafted, these blazers boast all of the brand’s hallmarks; modern silhouettes, classics prints, close attention to detail and the finest fabrics – all made in Italy.
Canali Autumn/Winter 2017
The Autumn/Winter 2017 collection is the perfect introduction to Canali, a showcase of everything that makes it famous.
The collections ‘undertakes a journey to the origin of elegance, of everything that is made well and Made in Italy. [It] reveals once more what lies behind the curtain of Canali craftsmanship – exquisite construction, exceptional quality and distinctive details.’
The collection’s strength, as with all of Canali, lies in its simplicity. While intricate in craft and detail, the collection offers effortless style for the customer; clean lines and fluid volumes highlight the quality of the fabrics, while rich autumnal colours and distinctive motifs present a contemporary take on wintery classics. Paired with Canali’s sharp accessories offer too, you’re good to go, from work to the weekend.