In his F/W 2016/17 collection Vittorio Branchizio confirms his calling in the reinterpretation of knitwear. He takes inspiration from images of cut sections of the Arno river stones, analyzing the complex textures and their colours such as night blue, rose, arctic.
From here, he begins his deep material investigation studying fibers and yarns in order to further manipulate finished garment. The outcome is an intimate mood, pictorial, refined, pliable and gentle.
The spatial volumes of the collection recall Middle East lengths and Japanese proportions worn in layers. The tops reflect the very icons of men’s outerwear: the studded jacket, the bomber and the double-breasted jacket, all revisited in a global, frontierless flavour.
In his dedicated search for cross pollination between fashion and the visual arts, Vittorio Branchizio carries on his collaboration with the artist Sergio Perrero for the pictorial operations on garments and Uros Mihic for his research on origami.
Watch the video of the runway.
Vittorio Branchizio was born in Brescia in 1984. Past his undergraduate studies at the Brescia Institute for Fashion Industry he joined d.exterior, a ladies knitwear and RTW brand, where he worked for 10 years as co-designer. Here Vittorio deepened both his technical know-how and creative flair in knitting processes while overseeing the various stages of production: research, design, prototyping and manufacturing.
He presently works as knitwear design freelance consultant.
In 2014 with his S/S 2015 collection he founded the Vittorio Branchizio, a Made in Italy men’s knitwear brand.
With his S/S 2016 collection Vittorio Branchizio has been the winner of Who’s on Next? UOMO 2015, a scouting project for young fashion designers supported by Pitti Immagine, Altaroma and Condè Nast and presented his FW 2016/’17 collection with at Pitti Immagine Uomo 2016.
VITTORIO BRANCHIZIO’s knitwear were exhibited at ‘Stories and Knit Talks’ and ‘The new vocabulary of Italian Fashion’ shows at the Triennale Museum of Milan.
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