While trawling through Instagram the other night, in order to keep up with the many events of Milan Fashion Week, I came across a stunning photo of pasta. This veritable vat of carbs, soaked in what I presumed to be a rich and creamy tomato sauce, was captured by Town & Country‘s editor-in-chief, Stellene Volandes. She credited this vision of haute Italian cuisine to none other than Brunello Cucinelli and I thought it might be one of the best things the luxury brand has ever produced.
Then I had a chance to click through the entirety of the Spring/Summer 2017 range, and I quickly changed my mind. This collection was the best thing that the purveyors of absurdly priced cashmere and really nice chinos had ever put out. For one, the range is delightfully fashion forward, with wide-legged track pants and feathered skirts, all coexisting alongside simple button downs and striped knits. But even Brunello Cucinelli‘s basic-seeming pieces were anything but. Take, for example, the many, many iterations of bomber jackets. Offered in sumptuous camel colored python, served up sans sleeves in a baby blue fur and even shown in a handful of buttery satin versions, Mr. Cucinelli offered a brilliant upgrade on the nearly tired look.
Just one warning: If you thought you’d never lust after a pair of snakeskin pants, well, you definitely thought wrong.