A capsule collection with a double meaning

GILBERTO CALZOLARI used sustainable Manteco fabrics to create a collection that investigates the consequences of the pandemic have experienced

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At first reading, “At this stage” is a reflection on this moment – where we are and where we want to go – in a period that has forced the whole world to reflect and to go back to the basics, to the essence. “I have always loved playing on contrasts, I find them interesting and vital, and above all, they reflect contradictions of our existence. So, in this collection I wanted to make sobriety and eccentricity collide, rigor and shots madness, a bit like our lives are in this period. I wanted to convey a melancholy romance towards what will no longer be, but also a feeling of rebellion and energy, of the desire to react and to do, towards a future free from all the constraints of the moment”. The second meaning of “At this stage” is clearly shown through the video of the collection. In fact, it was entirely shot inside the Franco Parenti Theater in Milan, courtesy of Andrée Ruth Shammah. The choice is not absolutely random: theaters, cinemas, museums and places of culture have been closed from too long and we need it like air to breathe.


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Gilberto Calzolari is a high-end prêt-à-porter brand made in Italy with a “green” heart that believes that elegance and beauty must go hand in hand with respect for our planet. The style of Gilberto Calzolari is represented by a glamorous and timeless design expressed in a refined silhouette of clean lines, exquisite retro details and unexpected combinations. Precious fabrics, complemented by the highest quality in production techniques and tailoring craftsmanship, bear the hallmarks of a brand with a strong identity and code of ethics in tune with the needs of contemporary living, where innovation and environmental sustainability meet the creativity and elegance for which Made in Italy is known around the world, against the prevailing practices of today’s fast fashion.