Luca Larenza retrieves from his past as a street artist the chromatic study that he applies to knitwear and outerwear, emphasised by the materiality of the yarns used.
Luca Larenza's man is contemporary and sophisticated, classic but irreverent, who does not renounce a comfortable fit, made even more special thanks to an interplay of overlapping volumes and patterns. The mood always remains positive and relaxed. The particularity of the collection is to be found not only in the workmanship but also in the chromatic dissonance used to compose the colour palette. Coral red is declined on a cardigan made with an extra-fine merino yarn and characterised by the alternation of two different stitches: braid and coarse rib. We continue with a braided pullover in shades of daffodil yellow and entirely hand spun.
These bright tones are diluted with softer, more neutral colours found in some of the collection's key garments: a sulphur yellow bouclé work-jacket and a dropped-shoulder patchwork turtleneck jumper made with alternating stitches where cobalt blue mixes with apricot. Overshirts, coats and cargo trousers embellished with contrasting wool pockets in a diagonal weave complete the looks.
The yarns are all precious and Made in Italy, such as alpaca blends, 100% extra-fine Gots-certified merino wool, and super wash merino, a yarn that is made very soft and airy thanks to a special air-drying treatment. With a view to maintaining an increasingly sustainable supply chain, the brand works exclusively with small family-run artisan workshops.
To complete the lifestyle world of the brand, Luca Larenza introduces a homeware line. Characterised by tones and patterns inspired by his collections, the collection consists of unique ceramics, handmade in the workshops of Villa Elisa, a family home near Caserta, the designer's retreat and creative hub.
The actor Francesco Serpico, known for his role as Nino Sarratore in the TV series "L'Amica Geniale" ("My Brilliant Friend"), is the leading character of the FW 23-24 lookbook shots.