Andrea Pompilio for Harmont&Blaine: new Fall/Winter 2022 Capsule Collection. Winter Elements: The season of opposites.
With his essential and multi-perspective approach – which is functional to the multiple settings of a contemporary lifestyle – Andrea Pompilio has designed a new capsule collection that guides Harmont & Blaine’s metropolitan youth from the seaside atmospheres of the summer season in the opposite direction, towards the highest peaks of winter mountains.
Pompilio’s aesthetic is dominated by color modulations, by balanced but decisive juxtapositions, by a meticulous rhythm of apparently subtle contrasts and variations which, instead, enhance the look’s graphic impact, resulting in a prevailing interplay of shades and patchworks.
The color palette plays a central role as the quintessence of an in-depth experimentation of all possible outcomes and nuances, ranging from deep warm to extremely cold tones that seem almost frozen at high-altitude temperatures.
In this vision of opposites, intense hues of burgundy, camel and blue are tempered by soft grays and greens, while acid and unexpectedly vibrant colors burst onto the scene to accentuate a casual, dynamic and unconventional attitude.
Pompilio emphasizes the 8-fabric mix – a signature of Harmont & Blaine – by deconstructing and reassembling colors in unusual collages. Cashmere coats are bordered with glacé coated effects.
Pure wool knitwear is reconfigured with a Casentino treatment to give new depth and density to the yarns. An original approach towards mixed nylons, jerseys and cottons is experimented through the filter of padding and over-dyes.
The new hyper-contemporary classic by Andrea Pompilio for Harmont & Blaine is revealed in luxurious micro checks combined with casual corduroy, in elastic belts influenced by 1950s skiwear, and in the essential comfort of a shocking pink tracksuit.
Patches and inlays feature the iconic dachshund Blaine, who is now colored and reinvented in a macro size to follow the brand’s modern adventurers in every kind of scenario, from the streets of the city to snowy peaks.