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Camillo goes back to basics for Cerruti fashion debut

Published on Jan 19, 2013 7:03 AM

PARIS (AFP) - New Cerruti designer Aldo Maria Camillo presented a classic collection at the Paris menswear shows on Friday with a firm emphasis on the trinity of "fabrics, colours and silhouette", as the brand seeks to reclaim its European market position.

The Italian designer told AFP he spent two months combing through the archives in preparation for his Cerruti debut, finding particular inspiration in the 1970s for its relaxed tailoring style.

Remaining true to what the celebrated Italian house called its "original mix of formality and sportswear", pieces such as tailored jackets, hooded coats, duffel coats and the peacoat were "elongated to draw a tall slender line" in camel, midnight blue, burgundy, slate green and charcoal.

Underneath, it was all about softness with high-collared shirts and cashmere polo necks.

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