Afternoon Sun-Lodgers. Thought would get this Piombo comment off as am perilously on dodgline for all sorts of stuff, not least taking Mother to the train. Where was one? Milan at M.P. H.Q. Love their operation. Mr.Piombo is a fabric connoisseur of the very highest level and has an extravagant eye for the flamboyant and tasteful at the same time. MP Piombo’s release for SS14 contains this statement.
“OUR WORK IS TO CREATE AN ARMONIC AND POETIC MIX OF PRECIOUS ELEMENTS AND EXCLUSIVE GARMENTS”
For for SS14 collection M.P.’s been using linen/cottons from Belgium, other linens and shirt cottons from Austria, silk from suppliers to the Maharajas in India, all sorts. He’s conjuring up an almost Italian colonial feel to his sartorial stance. Can’t do the interview and that now, but “secret brand for enlightened people” comment I rather liked.
The design and make includes old couture ideas for new consumer. His form of luxury is small. Like a hidden beach compared to a massive posh resort. He’s only putting it in fifty shops globally. Brilliant patterned smart shirts, exquisite other worldly ties, and tailoring with more gusto than… hang on. Moving again, back on this caper later, stay tuned.
“WE’VE CHANGED EVERYTHING WITHOUT CHANGING ANYTHING”