From Ospedaletto in Naples, a 23-year-old man with a small moustache and 5’7″ tall, is attracted to challenging his masculinity through his choice of clothing. He is drawn to prints and the basics of menswear tailoring.
With masculinity in sculpturing playing a large part in Michelangelo’s work, this young man likes to sculpture himself in the form of the artist’s subjects. Illustrations show what it means to look and feel like a grown man – this is his take on the work.
Always wanting functional clothing, the young man collects jackets with different fits for all occasions, such as work, social events or enjoying an espresso. These are staple pieces in his wardrobe. The silhouettes reflect how he wants to dress and convey himself, which is personal to him.
This collection’s outerwear pieces demonstrate a style of convenience. The young man likes a simple life with a clean finish on jacket interiors. Having an array of shirts gives him options for different lengths at the front and back. Reminiscing on his youth, he tends to follow his family’s trend of colour in shirts and outerwear.
The collection’s garments explore four different silhouettes, which the young man alternates and styles differently every day for originality. Similarly, he enjoys a choice of trousers – either straight, straight with a pleat or tailored. For his summer wardrobe, he either wears matching shorts or linen straight-cut trousers. The collection allows the muse to be creative in his choices.
The garments are a type of armour. The young man wears the essentials of Italian menswear tailoring whilst also having the licence to feel feminine. He likes the minimalist, clean style of Naples. While passionate about his masculinity, this collection allows him to challenge it in ways that the modern Italian man can.