Casablanca finds idealism in winter italian landscapes for fall 2020

by Stephen Garner

Casablanca showcased its fall 2020 collection during Paris Fashion Week at the Intercontinental Paris on Friday.

For Casablanca’s sophomore runway show, the brand finds inspiration from Lake Guarda, a picturesque waterside Italian sanctuary. Surrounded by rich green gardens and flanked by snowcapped mountains lies a serene lake glistening in the winter sun.

In its signature style, Casablanca encapsulates a blend of nature and architecture in an idyllic setting through silk shirts and printed denim pieces, taking you through a journey of autumn reds and winter whites.

Inspired by antique interior arts decoratif, Casablanca introduces its signature monogram. Geometric forms guide unique color blends. All monogram fabrics are made from Italian custom jacquard.

Introducing cashmere knitwear into the collection this season provides for an additional level of comfort and luxury. The signature Casablanca tracksuit is now offered in a plush cashmere blend, which allows for ideal comfort during a crispy winter breeze.

Illustrations set the scene of a lakeside mansion set within the mountains, taking you up into the Casablanca Ski Club. The second utopian location for the brand, the club asks its members to proudly adorn themselves in pink and blue membership shirts, and rich knitwear that works for day and night, as well as the conflicting climates of the season.

Casablanca’s Skiwear, developed in Italy, marks the brand’s first step into technical outerwear. Comfortable ski whites are included to encapsulate the chicness of winter in the mountains.

The Casablanca x New Balance collaboration was also debuted at the show. These shoes are the first of the new ‘70s-inspired New Balance silhouette – the 327. Casablanca is the first to assist in their introduction to the marketplace. The line comprises of four colorways, Casablanca’s signature orange and green along with classic black and white pieces. They will be available in April. The collaboration marks Casablanca’s first partnership with another brand.

Photos by Sansho Scott / BFA