From Treviso, Veneto, born in 1981, Christian Pellizzari studied at Polimoda and worked at Tonello in Italy and later at Vionnet in Paris before starting his career with a line in his own name. His men’s range, now joined by a women’s one, made him a finalist in the most recent edition of “Who’s on next?” at Pitti Immagine Uomo last June, where he stood out for his solutions that mix casual and tailoring, the classic fabrics of the traditional men’s wardrobe and sophisticated materials. His s/s 2014 collection draws inspiration from a journey on the Pacific Coast Highway. Curious, we asked him for more details and thus got to Christian Pellizzari a little better.
Briefly describe your collection f/w 2013-2014.
The winter collection, now in shops, was created in and inspired by New York. I reinterpreted the classic coats from the male wardrobe, playing around with fabrics and zips, with a new spin on the bomber, an iconic street-wear style garment, using thick yarn jacquard fabrics. I paid special attention to my reinterpretation of the tuxedo, one of my favourite men’s garments.
The collection’s must-have?
The jacket in techno-knit and the jacquard bomber.
What will the s/s 2014 be like? What was your inspiration?
The men’s s/s 2014 collection is a mix of sportswear and tailoring. It all revolves around the world of surfers in Los Angeles. The colours are black and white, used in a highly graphic way, with splashes of yellow and water tones.
Where do you generally draw your inspiration from for your work?
I get inspiration every day walking down the street, looking around, be it in Milan or in big cities like New York or Paris.
Your special memory of Pitti?
I fondly remember the great feedback my work got and the huge number of contacts I made in just a few days.