WOMEN EDITORIAL

Women in stripes forever


The double-breasted striped jacket: let’s shorten it!

The focus is on the double-breasted jacket, a unisex garment characterized by an expert sartorial execution for an extremely elegant go-to staple, with the utmost attention to detail. The double-breasted jacket’s clean-cut and rigorous line turns the attention away from the waistline and is thus extremely flattering.

Its peculiar detail are the peak lapels which feature a cran – the cut separating the jacket’s lapel from the collar – that is almost imperceptible, and upward points that accentuate the width of the shoulders and the chest.

AN OUTFIT FOR THE WOMAN ON-THE-GO WHO WANTS TO LOOK STYLISH AT ALL TIMES WITH REFERENCES TO THE SWINGING LONDON AND THE MADE IN SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER POWER AESTHETICS.

This specific style was especially popular between the 1930s and the 1950s, and then again between the 1980s and the 1990s. What if the staple were to be further enriched by regular and neat timeless striped fabrics? It will instantly call to mind Rowing Clubs in British universities, where striped suits used as a uniform were all the rage, and provide a rather snobby allure to the wearer, making it a formal choice even when it’s not.

The jacket conjures up other references, like the 60s and Swinging London, a cultural revolution marked by great optimism, or the made in San Francisco flower power aesthetics and also Regimental ties.

Davide Cenci Dal 1926 has designed a special double-breasted striped jacket for a woman on-the-go who wants to look stylish at all times, proposing a shorter style than the classic one and creating an ensemble in a blue with burgundy stripes fabric adding matching pants that may be purchased also separately. The wearability of this fresh and lightweight jacket is re-imagined with a new hip-grazing length. The pants are made from a viscose and silk blend and, teamed with a t-shirt, they are great to adopt also as a sportier look. The multicolored leather, 10-cm heel pointy pumps are from Roberto Festa, the tote is the Iris bag from Orciani.

We like to think that also Yves Saint Laurent, who designed sublime double-breasted jackets, would be proud of this woman dressed in Davide Cenci, embracing this revisited and updated silhouette.

BLUE AND BURGUNDY STRIPED SUIT COMPOSED OF DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER AND VISCOSE TROUSERS. FOR A CLEAN, PROFESSIONAL AND REFINED LOOK.

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