June 12, 2018
At Pitti 94 the new L.B.M. 1911 collection for Spring/Summer 2019
L.B.M. 1911 TELLS OF A NEW SPRING/SUMMER SEASON, UNDER THE BANNER OF ITALIAN GOOD TASTE AND SUBSTANCE
The new L.B.M. 1911 Spring/Summer 2019 collection is remarkably light, in weight, consistencies, colours and looks. Faithful to its identity, the Mantua brand is presenting a summer collection featuring more gentle treatments.
Delicate and almost imperceptible, they play with the fabric’s fibres – specially created exclusively for the brand, as usual – producing mélange effects and unusual shades. Patterns and contrasts are barely visible, creating sophisticated allure. Colours are inspired by nature, with luminous shades, blue appears in its lighter, brighter nuances. The palette is also enriched by the palest to the brightest tones of green: moss to forest green are overlaid in well-balanced, elegant shades that look good everywhere. Grey is also important, from graphite for an urban look to lighter shades, as well as contemporary, intense, versatile steel. The collection also includes fresh, luminous garments in white, ivory or cream, and rich, bold bright red, also in its brick variant, mixed
with cream to bring a more delicate effect to a look with a strong personality.
What the vast range of shades has in common is movement: colours are never flat – they come alive and become three-dimensional: Glen checks, low-contrast houndstooth, micropatterns, faux unis and slightly slubbed effects play with the fabric’s structure and make this collection unique and innovative. The yarns in this collection include outstanding blends of cotton, linen and wool with shot
silk here and there, specially studied to combine luxury and top performance in terms of comfort and fit.
There are a number of jersey jackets in pure cotton or blended cotton/linen. Jersey jackets are popular with demanding customers who pay attention to details and are always on the lookout for something new.
Some of the new items are a selection of outerwear: trench coats, field jackets and bomber jackets dedicated to men who love the outdoors and are always happy to travel; highly technical, these are beautifully tailored, high performance garments. A host of trousers and chinos, boasting new models, like the new, slimmer chino trousers that lose nothing of their comfort. Vests, indispensable for the summer, are presented as single or double breasted variants, designed to match jackets but also proposed as an alternative to jackets on warmer days; ties, bow ties, pocket squares and scarves in exclusive patterns complete the total look for today’s distinctive L.B.M.1911 man.