by Stephen Garner

For its new fall/winter ‘21 collection, Pierre-Louis Mascia confirms how it is necessary to link knowledge and research with a skillful production in order to obtain the best result.

The brand’s collections are crafted and distributed by Achille Pinto, a historical textile and printing company based in Como, Italy. Starting from the raw fabric up to finishing techniques, each step shows technical skills and attention to detail led by a passion for “Made in Italy” artisanal crafted products.

This season’s collection started from careful observation of colors. Inspired by the theories defined in the 20th century by philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Mascia summarizes his research into 16 different print patterns seen throughout the collection.

The outerwear is at the center of the project: the reversible nylon trench coat is printed also on the reverse, like the jacket in the same material. The oversized coat and peacoat are made of pancake wool, soft and enveloping, comfortable as shirts. The bomber jacket and sleeveless vest are made of printed silk, padded with duvet material. The cape with a hooded scarf in tweed wool is genderless. New oversized silk shirts have alternatively silk and velvet piping.

The sweatshirts are crew neck or V-neck on a silk base this season. The knitwear consists of wool vests and cardigans with printed silk panels, the jacquard wool jacket with the collection print themes is closed by a waist belt and the oversized cardigan becomes a floor-sweeping coat.

The accessory collection ranges from the printed twill scarf combined with cashmere-modal jersey, the twill scarf is styled with Orylag fur, the large rectangle in fringed silk on all edges, the new bandeau scarf and the show-stopping large shawl has long upcycled and sustainable printed silk hand-made fringes.