As tailored clothing rushes back into men’s fashion, Aldo Maria Camillo’s relaxed shapes and pre-washed, lived-in aspect should ease the transition from business casual.
At his Paris presentation, he called over a model in a black, double-breasted suit to show off its relaxed waist, and the back even roomier and without vents. Clutching the satin lapels and caressing the shoulders, he explained how washing had softened a garment that could serve at a black-tie function or lounging at home in style.
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“I wash the fabrics and then I wash the whole garment to give this idea of something already worn,” he said.
His inspiration changes, and for fall he described a “mental trip to the Balkans,” mentioning the films of Emir Kusturica.
But the core of his work is “exploring tailoring in a modern and consistent way, believing in this category so much,” Camillo enthused. “The idea is to create my suit, my spirit and not change it every season.”
Camillo noted that since switching manufacturing from Italy to Japan, via sourcing and manufacturing support from Hirofumi Kurino of United Arrows, he’s accrued 18 wholesale accounts in the island nation.
Now he’s slowly adding more categories, including cashmere knitwear and washed silk and lyocell shirts, which fit his handsome, lived-in-looking fashion universe.
Launch Gallery: AMC Aldo Maria Camillo Men's Fall 2024
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