Lardini Autumn 2013

One of Italy’s top fashion brands within the jacket and suit the segment is Lardini. The company produced long jackets for large parts of the industry, and brands such as Burberry and Dolce Gabbana. A few years ago they chose, like many others trying to strengthen its own brand and has been the least successful with this when it has become a leading player in both the Italian retail offer which at the Pitti Uomo fair.

Lardini has been around since 1978, but as mentioned earlier really blossomed in-house the last 10 years. The company has 300 employees and four company stores in Milan, Moscow, Baku and Xi’an. Headquartered in Filottrano where it has the capacity to produce as much as 1600 pieces a day.

Lardinis chief designer Luigi Lardini works like many of the Italian competitors with soft, lightweight structures, washed fabrics and patterns. The silhouette has in recent years become more modern with little shorter jacket length and hints of example jersey jackets.