With so many brands in the spotlight trying to rewrite the playbook and make a disruptive impact, it’s a breath of fresh air when a brand simply trying to make timeless garments of the highest quality pops onto our radar. Aspesi has been honing its craft since 1969 and even rejects the idea of having logos on its garments; for Spring/Summer, 2018 Aspesi continues to focus purely on the cornerstones of men’s fashion.
Research and development into materials and fits is key to Aspesi’s goal of fusing tradition and modernity. This season, the result is a collection clearly informed by sportswear but casual and contemporary at heart.
Outerwear features heavily in the SS18 collection; lightweight, ventilated and available in various fabrics and colors, Aspesi has prioritized both function and form across windbreakers, raincoats, hooded parkas, and field jackets. In the lookbook, the bright blue field jacket is mixed with a matching cotton shirt and trousers, proving that despite its focus on tradition, Aspesi has a knack for placing classic looks into the contemporary landscape.
Only at closer inspection are the performance fabrics truly appreciated, such as the ultra-light opaque nylon, the bi-stretch nylon, or the dark green hooded windbreaker that’s entirely seamless thanks to an innovative laser cutting technique.
In addition to the outer garments, the collection features a wide selection of t-shirts and casual shirts. These are brought to life by a blue and green color palette with pops of yellow and orange; stripes, checks, camouflage, and tropical prints give the collection further character.
Aspesi was founded by Alberto Aspesi in Legnano, Italy in 1969. For many years the brand specialized in designing shirts before expanding its offering and beginning to produce larger collections. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the brand continues to dedicate itself to timeless, informal, and everyday style.
Find the collection online at aspesi.com or in-store at one of Aspesi’s many stockists around the world.