Already at the last edition of Micam, we had the chance to admire the legendary Brera in a fabric, tartan, and tweed version. Now the signature model of Fratelli Rossetti shows all of its versatility by becoming the protagonist of a project that mixes the exclusive artisanal techniques of the Parabiago maison with fabrics inspired by faraway lands.
The limited edition capsule collection released on 14 June can be found not only in the Fratelli Rossetti boutiques of Milan, Capri, and Porto Cervo, but also online. Men’s and women’s models are developed in 13 different variants, with the same number of ethnic printed fabrics in flashy colours chosen for the project. Motifs and designs join the trademark tassels bearing the same bold colours. The models are completed by the writing “Brera” embroidered with a string of beads and purposely written backwards for a “mirror” effect that here is confirmed as a hallmark of the capsule collection.
The Brera model has an extremely long history going back to 1968, the year in which the label’s founder, Renzo Rossetti, launched the model that takes its name from the historic artistic neighbourhood in Milan, to then go on to become a cult classic.
The Fratelli Rossetti SS2020 collection presented at Pitti Uomo instead features the Yacht model as its protagonist. After having travelled around the world, it returns with new techniques and a more cosmopolitan mood. The proposal is expressed in 5 “sockless” models, with each one taking its name from a different striking seaside destination: Portofino, with the traditional green sponge and rubber sole; Tangier, with dove-grey lining, destructured and with rawhide sole; Panama, in suede calfskin with naturally coloured woven rope sole and ochre lining; Hamptons, with turquoise sponge; and Bali, in tribute to classic boat shoes, with fringes and sea-blue lining.
Even the story of the Yacht model goes back to the 60’s and 70’s, when Renzo Rossetti, who was interested in interpreting that era’s sense of freedom, created footwear to be worn without socks, with sponge lining in contact with the skin, thus making the Yacht model fresh and light, as well as perfect for a relaxed vacation style.