il sistema degli oggetti autumn/winter 2011

This one is a treasure directly out of my mailbox – on reading this, I rarely rush to post about those brands who send me their previews. IL SISTEMA DEGLI OGGETTI is an exception for very obvious reasons - I was gazing in awe at their autumn/winter 2011 lookbook.

IL SISTEMA DEGLI OGGETTI literally “The system of objects” owes much to the homonym book of 1968 from Jean Baudrillard. But what really makes the brand are their values and the vivid interpretation of such in their collections. The designers Caterina Coccioli, Anna Lottersberger and Alessandro Manzi who met and started working together at the College – Politecnico di Milano commonly share the passion for iconic-dresses, symbols of fashion, the ‘uniforms’, the quest for particular fabrics and yarns, for texture and deep colours. Through this brand they speak of everyday uniform, fascinating ordinary and unisex.

The second season is divided in mood:
Mood black. The most precious fabrics: Tuscanian woollen gabardine and heavy cloth, velvet, silk of Como for the daily garments - parkas, masculine trousers, tunics and caraco dresses. The black colour makes them elegant and luxurious. Yet the collection of IL SISTEMA DEGLI OGGETTI refreshes the common view: the long kilt-skirt, in silk, too; the ‘tea-towel’ dress and skirt, the long-shirt dress is the modern interpretation of ancient aprons. The sweater becomes a coat.
Mood nature. The photographic black/white prints, regarding nature themes - such as mountains, rocks and flowers - are the key elements of this line. The colours are grey nuances: from blue to red. Heavy cloth, cashmere alpaca knitwear, 100% cotton. All over nature-printed tops, scarves and handkerchiefs. In the same way, the prints are like traces of shells, with a strong recall of the brand-logo - the flint. Silk and tailored fish-net vests lightly overlap these printed tops.
And that Edith Piaf look of the model just proves once more that the woman of FW 2010/11 is grown-up, independent and forceful, aware of her body, of her femininity and discreet elegance.

If you want to know more, or if you’d like to get in touch with the people behind the brand, check their website:
I would love to see the garments in person (H&C do you read me?), touch the fabrics and try some of those outfits on. Surprisingly enough these Italians are incredibly close to the Scandinavian aesthetic, only with higher focus on quality fabrics, which only makes ISDO more appealing.


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