Elevety Men’s Spring Summer 2021 collection . The value of time. Business Casual Style
Now as then
For its Spring Summer 2021 season, Eleventy recounts, with a sense of gratification and nostalgia, the unique and unmistakable style that has always distinguished Italian quality in the world. A style that is always elegant, never forced or contrived. A retrospection on how today, as in the past, contemporary society tends to look back to admire and rediscover the roots of history.
Luxury loves time
The passing of time is a wonderful thing. It gives us perspective on life; it reminds us of the importance of being alive here and now. For Eleventy time is very precious. We like to take our time, carefully and thoughtfully, to make beautiful things. With patience. With care. With love. And at Eleventy, we love time. This is why we give great importance to the time devoted to creativity and thought, to every single detail of our collections, to the expert hands that use the same traditional techniques to create our refined garments.
Once again, the understated elegance that has always typified our way of being and dressing will make all the difference. This season, we will be elegant for ourselves, not only f or other people. The summer collection is inspired by the vibes of Italian lifestyle which has always been at the core of Eleventy’s DNA.
Our commitment to sustainability is fundamental. It is pursued through a careful journey made of research and innovation to craft a product that is of high quality, as well as respectful of the environment.Business Casual @ home
Outfits are made to feel and weigh lighter, perfect to be worn indoors and during our busy days at home. This is our idea of Business Casual, where elegance is imperceptible. It’s never loud, only whispered. We treasure that relaxed fit and personal state-of-being during our free time, enriched only with tiny sophisticated details, such as the thin striped pullovers or the retro sporty jackets.
We’ll be spending more time at home or on video calls, so we must look well-dressed and comfy at the same time. This is the reason why we thought of using fabrics and weaves that are extremely pleasant to the touch, beautiful and absolutely pure such as the natural hemp or the super-chic Sea Island cotton to create refined and ultra-light polo shirts and soft tees that are smooth to the touch, featuring hidden inlays and tiny, contemporary colour asymmetries. Or the linen sweatshirts that look bleached by the salt, faded by the sun and the sea and the pure hemp “T-Shirt Poesia” expresses our passion for Italian beauty in just a few verses.
“La dolce vita”
The Italian style of the Sixties, of world-famous seaside resorts, of deconstructed tailored jackets with elegant floral printed shirts, a tribute to Italian Art Nouveau, Portofino, Capri, and Taormina.
This is shown by style icons like the great Marcello Mastroianni whose characters remain a constant point of reference in fashion. Tailor-made suits worn with nonchalant elegance, like in Fellini’s treasured “La Dolce Vita”. Linen shirts, panama hats and small scarves tied around the neck have made Italian glamour famous all over the world.
At the core of Eleventy, in its very DNA, is this unique character of Italian tradition. For the summer 2021 season it proposes a new way of wearing the classic suit, combining it with a retro, deconstructed collar shirt to be worn unbuttoned and with the sleeves rolled up to the elbow.
Shirts with Riviera collar or polo shirts with embossed stripes and hidden collar stays or striped sailor tees in new and refined colours. Everything is revisited with our touch, always fresh and young. In other words, contemporary.
Military effect & metropolitan rider
We used the stylish versatility of overshirts to make jackets look and feel like shirts. Perfect to be worn during our leisure time, but always incorporating the finest elements of sartorial Italian tradition. Our utility wear has a more relaxed fit to create a new silhouette, still close to the body, but always comfortable. A versatile style with great character, to be worn at work and during the leisure time.
Lightweight safari jackets with waist belts and blazers with maxi patch pockets, somewhere in between a shirt and a jacket, are the new Spring Summer 2021 trends. Cargo pants and bermuda shorts with side pockets are available in many fabrics, while the safari jackets get special attention as they are made in very light 44 mm full-grain suede leather for refined luxury.
Indigo Genesis & iconic chambray
Eleventy’s spring-summer denim collection called “Indigo Genesis” represents the desire to create a men’s jeans of quality, taste and elegance. We eliminated all the frills and stripped the garment of unnecessary embellishments. The result is the pure, original men’s jeans. “Indigo Genesis” lets the denim take its natural course, giving it the time that commercial collections have taken away from it. The very beauty of denim lies in its worn look and its true vintage character. The achievements made in the past to deliver a product of excellence are maintained, as the fabrics, and manufacturing and finishing processes are all Italian.
Our efforts to reduce our ecological footprint have been further strengthened by completely abandoning products containing formaldehyde, hypochlorite and calcium permanganate and totally eliminating the use of pollutants during the washing processes. We use the best fabrics of the Italian denim industry, made with the most modern low-impact environmental technologies. The dyes are used ‘in flow’ reducing water consumption to one litre of water per kilo of fabric, against the ten litres per kilo used in traditional dyeing methods.
The “Indigo Genesis” Denim Capsule features colours such as blue, white, camel, red, yellow and grey. Colours are used skilfully in their neutral tones, without ever being boring and creating nuances of incomparable charm.
The line is enriched with the two-pleat trousers for modern-day dandies who can wear Eleventy denim to mix styles and combinations during different times of the day.
The delicate Daisy motif (already present in other Eleventy garments) is discreetly laser printed on the rear pocket, becoming an iconic hallmark of one of the most sophisticated jeans items in the global market.
Bright whites, natural tints, military hues and the different shades of light blue are the colours of the 2021 Spring/Summer season. A harmonious palette, used in all of Eleventy collections, but constantly reviewed and updated with current trends, enriched with alluring splashes of red and warm saffron yellow. Touches of bright colours are added as accents to the details to create new looks that are always fresh and lively, but never garish.
Marco Baldassari – Founder & creative director at Eleventy man
‘The desire for beauty and a good life is stronger than ever. We need to value the good things in life, the things that really matter. Time is key for setting the style for a new way of dressing, now based on what is truly beautiful, that never goes out of fashion, but remains stylish forever like the elegance represented by our icon Marcello Mastroianni.
We will be elegant for ourselves, not only for other people. We’ll be well-dressed and comfy at the same time in order to seek to heal ourselves in a new, more relaxed world, in which we will be forced to stay at home more often, giving us the chance to enjoy some peace and harmony and take better care of ourselves.’
P.REW.: Studio torricelli