SS XVII

- Campania -

Castor Pollux Line

It’s the spring and summer of 2017, and the twins Castor and Pollux continue the European crusade across their mighty Roman continental battle field. This season they arrive in France in the ancient territorium that today is refered to as Champagne, once upon a time called Campania by the Romans.

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The Castor Pollux SS17 Campania collection draws its inspiration from the area around Champagne and its quiet country life that the region is characterized by. The characteristic feature of the collection is a mix between 1920's century sophisticated French gentleman and stylish winery estate owners and the early 1970's century eccentric slightly rebellious rock bohemian.

The collection also features garments with influences from the classic French safari uniform that has been modernized into a new version in various materials. The style flirts simultaneously with influences taken from the French popular music in the late 60s and early 70s where chanson (French song tradition) was mixed with psychedelic rock and jazz. Above all, Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Dutronc put the imprint; it was elegant and stylish but also eccentrically cool and decadent. The collection also showcase typical Roman inspired patterns as it is the foundation of the brand.

The color palette of the collection is dominated by a typical French brown scale of champagne, cognac, and nougat mixed with different shades of blue like: haze blue, indigo and marine blue. Woven fabrics of linen, cotton and silk blends visible in various structures like hop-sack, garza and mesh weaves. Other materials found in the collection is suede, lamb nappa and nubuck leather in premium qualities. French checkered tablecloths, broad stripes, psychedelic paisley pattern, various kinds of denim and interesting injections of 70's flowers are some of the season's most interesting designs.

 
 
 

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