Some of you may know Daniele Savare, particularly from the Modculture forums. Alongside Camila, he’s now the person behind the newly-launched Connection knitwear range, which has just introduced its first designs.
The range is inspired by 1950s and particularly 1960s menswear design out of Italy, the kind of thing you would have seen on a stylish guy back in the day on the golf course of in a jazz club, particularly at the Riviera resorts. A style that later crossed over into other subcultures, including mod.
The pair have recovered some classic styles from the archives, added some vintage detailing (like mother of pearl buttons) and thrown in some ‘funky’ colours. All of which has been brought together at a small artisan workshop. The tops tended to be man-made fibres back in the day, but these are a cotton mix, with the first styles being the button-through polos (Vanguard and Bebop), along with a cycling-style Tour top.
That’s all you are getting for the summer – and only in limited numbers. But there are designs already in progress for the autumn. If you are interested in buying, there is no online shop right now, but you can register an interest and buy through their Facebook page for now.