WOMEN F/W 2018 - ISSUE #10

Vintage herringbone style: remember?


A modern classic, when two seemingly opposite styles wink at each other: the return of the herringbone in the Davide Cenci Dal 1926 collection.

The caban is that oversized and, if you will, at times casual coat with a nautical and military history. If sixties actresses and muses like Jane Birkin, Marianne Faithfull or Jackie Kennedy turned it into a uniform, its origins actually date back to the 18th century: it was in this period that British Royal Navy and then U.S. Navy sailors made it popular.

The origin of its name, on the contrary, is a mystery, which is why different schools of thought exist: from the Dutch "pijjekker", which means thick wool, to the Sicilian "caban", which in turn derives from the Arabic "qaba" – tunic, coat – or the English "cab", coach, because it was used by the coachmen of the royal family.

An iconic piece with retro allure, this versatile coat, cut like a romantic duster and available in different weights, is perfect for the cold temperatures and is made especially unique by the great freedom of movement it offers. You might remember it in its heavy wool version, but it has become multifaceted over time and has been adjusted for different fabrics and various nuances of color.

These noble fibers, handwoven since the beginning of time to adorn temples and royal wardrobes, are one of the most precious things in nature.

Davide Cenci makes it his own by creating a three-quarter length model with a straight and slender fit and adding a maxi scarf made of mohair and alpaca wool, an exquisite mix, very popular in the current collection.

These noble fibers, handwoven since the beginning of time to adorn temples and royal wardrobes, also known as the "nearest fibers to the sky", are one of the most precious things in nature and, originating from different continents, derive from Andean and mountain animals.

The focus of this issue, however, it to highlight the detail of the herringbone, an elegant effect with a zigzag structure that gives the garment a certain pleasant softness. This particular weave of the fabric, with diagonal braiding of the threads, can be thinner or slightly heavier, especially when it comes to tweed.

To complete the look, the crew-neck sweater in cashmere and merino wool blend, powder blue with a round ribbed neckline and puff sleeves. The final piece is a pair of jeans, to complete the outfit and to lighten up the seemingly serious look.

Vintage style: remember now?

HERRINGBONE AND VINTAGE EFFECT ARE THE KEYWORDS OF THIS NEW OUTFIT. THE FANTASY STANDS OUT ON THE STRAIGHT FIT COAT AND ON THE MATCHING MAXI STOLE. THE CASHMERE AND WOOL CREW NECK SWEATER WITH PUFFED SLEEVES ADDS A ROMANTIC TOUCH AND THE STONE-WASHED DENIM BELL BOTTOMS JEANS CONCLUDE THE OUTFIT WITH A SPORTY TASTE.

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