Recently on a Roman Holiday a la 2016, I had the chance to take in the fashion sights/sites. The result is a Roman throw down to wear COLOR:
Fendi celebrated 90 years as a fashion house with a gorgeous show in the Trevi Fountain. The models seemed to walk on water:
The next day we had a rare glimpse of a the dry fountain:
Later Impact visited the bella shops around the Spanish Steps.
Dresses were de rigeur as the temperatures neared 100 degrees.
We sipped espresso and prosecco at Cafe Grecco which has been in existence for 250 years.
Print, embellishment, shine and color - long time stars of Italian style - are making a comeback in a cool, old money, eccentric and somewhat geeky way.
Classic, modern and moving on. Pierpaolo Piccioli will remain as head designer as his partner, Maria Grazia Chiuri (presumably) will helm Dior. Impact loves that the design team has revamped the line for a young, sophisticated client.
Known for colorful prints, Pucci feels fresh and wearable.
Bocache & Salvucci
Bocache & Salvucci are exclusive menswear designers in the eternal city specializing in bespoke goods. They excel at leather accessories. The designer was kind enough to show us his backroom and selection of skins.
Custom made shirts and a full range of practical lifestyle elements are perfect for the urban gent.
The sense of adventure, fun and COLOR inspired me. I have felt rather stuck in black, grey and white. Influenced by Italy, here's to a greater range of expression in getting dressed. Texture, color and experimentation beckon. So, for the month August I am going to wear color. Every day. No black.
The result may not be the ability to walk on water, but perhaps it will lighten my step.
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