In 1898, 16-year-old Luigi Bianchi set off from the Italian province of Mantova bound for Turin, the storied capital of northern Italy's tradition of master tailoring. By 1911, hed founded his own label now known as Lubiam and began designing luxury mens clothing. Bianchi's company remains a family affair, but has evolved from a single line into a tailoring house with two distinct imprints: the casual-cool LBM 1911, and a more classically minded offering aptly titled Luigi Bianchi Mantova. Blending exquisite fabrics and expert fabrication with razor-sharp cuts, the companys clothing includes canvassed suits, impeccable coats and blazers, and sportswear made to last.
The new Luigi Bianchi Mantova Sartoria collection revolves around warmth, weightlessness (in terms of weight and tailoring) and nature.
Valuable natural yarns, warm to the touch in spite of their light weight: from pure wool to wool blends, cashmere, silk and pure cashmere to face the winter weather light-heartedly.
Not only the yarns, but also the colours are natural, plain or with dashes of bright colours.
Besides the classical blues and greys in a variety of shades, the timeless charm of camel prevails, from the lightest and most delicate shades to the stronger hues. They are the perfect choice for those seeking versatile garments that also create an extremely chic, sophisticated look. Warm honey colours complete the palette of beiges and browns. (pics via hdfashion)