NYFWM | Eidos Napoli S/S 16 Presentation

Walking up the stairs of the James Hotel in SOHO to the outdoor patio during a somewhat dreary day in NYC, the sun shined in spurts while it drizzled in between. Unfazed by the weather, Eidos shined through in a big way. With a perfectly intimate showing, in an even more perfect ambiance, Antonio had everyone’s attention as they walked outside. From the likes of Nick Sullivan to Nick Wooster, everyone congratulated Antonio on what was simply “Eidos”.

Antonio Ciongoli delivers another beautiful and inspired collection during the first New York Fashion Week Men. It was by far the highlight of the week for myself. Taking inspiration from the personal style of Gianni Cstiglioni, Eidos showed off what Antonio stated as “heavy emphasis on textural solids and relaxed, vintage inspired silhouettes.” With a showing of beautiful raw silks, shantung, cottons, chambrays, and linens, the collection known as “Casetta in Sabbia” portrayed a feel of relaxed tailoring combined with a comfort that can only be described through the clothes itself.

One of the many exciting aspects of the collection was that of Australian shoemaker Christian Kimber’s contributions to the presentation. Christian collabed with Eidos on a beautiful shoe collection that complemented the SS showing perfectly. With solaro espadrilles, unlined belgian loafers, and Christian’s signature sneaker style, I couldn’t have imagined another designer on the models’ feet. Speaking to Mr. Kimber, he let me know how easy it was to design a collection with Antonio because of his excitement and passion, and it really showed.

I shouldn’t be surprised at this point when it comes to what Antonio is doing with Eidos, but he continues to add creativity to classic menswear. The portrayal of comfort easily allowed Antonio to get the most of his designs for the SS season, and I couldn’t be more anxious about getting my hands on a piece of this collection. Great work from the Eidos team and Christian Kimber – kudos gents!

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