The new Harmont & Blaine collection reflects the feel-good everyday style statement in a comfortable, yet sophisticatedly casual look designed for an extremely dynamic and nonchalant audience. Envisioned for those who are constantly on the move between the city and the great outdoors, the season revolves around the central role of colour, layering and contemporary shapes, striking a core balance between quality and creativity.
WORK & LEISURE
The work & leisure concept represents a return to urban scenarios and work agendas. Free of any formal restrictions, the “back to the city” men’s style conveys the sense of maximum comfort through clean and essential silhouettes offered in pale pink and saffron yellow, alongside greens and blues. Lightweight materials and windproof fabrics protect against autumn’s sudden temperature drops. Jackets and sweatshirts are paired with loose or slim trouser cuts. Prints emphasize the brand’s signature codes playing with graphic patterns and embossed effects. The sustainable approach is expressed in the major use of organic and eco-compatible cottons, One Glass One Jeans’ low-impact washes and eco-sneakers in seasonal monochromes or with contrasting stripes.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Urban getaways inspire new outfits driven by comfort and functionality, made for life in nature and in the open air. Vibrant turquoise and orange hues are mixed with forest green for him and earthy tones for her. The overall feel is casual, but the key focus is on the technical, protective and pragmatic side. While men opt for parkas with multiple maxi pockets, reversible gilets and chunky down jackets, women turn to oversized cabans, wool cloth trench coats and checked jackets with trek-style drawstrings. The look includes soft teddy fleece layers, fine eco-cashmere yarns and multicolor wool inlays and jacquards embellished with geometric and Fair Isle patterns.
With its non-conformist attitude and vintage flashbacks, the collection opens up to a fresh and alternative vision where classic style is unexpectedly mixed with sportswear and streetwear to become hyper-contemporary. Colors are inspired by prep school uniforms, with shades of grey and bright pops of yellow, red, green and purple. Details and patterns, such as patches and color blocks, recall the basketball players from the early 1990s. Preppy mood, athleisure and tailoring meet to deliver an unusual and inventive mix of traditional fabrics, technical finishes and easy, relaxed shapes.
Harmont & Blaine SpA
Harmont & Blaine is the Italian company, distinguished by the well-known Dachshund brand that produces and distributes high-end upper-casual smart clothing for the premium segment of the market. With over 600 direct employees and more than 1,000 induced, Harmont & Blaine S.p.A. has its headquarters in Naples. The brand is strongly recognized in Italy and abroad for its ability to interpret the Mediterranean lifestyle, with collections characterized by high quality and the constant search for colors, shapes and new materials that meet an increasingly attentive and demanding international consumer. Harmont & Blaine can count on a distribution network of 99 monobrand stores, 464 multibrand boutiques and 58 department stores with corners and shop-in-shops across 34 countries worldwide. In October 2014, the Company opened its share capital to the investment fund Clessidra