With the Autumn-Winter 2023/24 Menswear collection, Santoni works on the basic values and codes of its DNA projecting them into the future, thanks to design research and innovative materials.
From the sky to the most mysterious depths: all the season’s creations narrate a chromatic story that intertwines with the natural world.
This season, even the iconic double buckle, protagonist of the entire collection, communicates and reinvents itself through the colour: it takes the shape of a nuanced lacquered plate on loafers, the monk strap models shine in their multiple and deep shades, all inspired by Santoni’s unique sense of colour.
Volumes are audacious as well, and the sole goes through its own evolution: from classic and timeless to the lug version, bold but super-lightweight. The latter is repurposed, also in a light version, under the iconic Double Buckle loafers and ankle boots – declined in warm colours and made with unique materials such as suede, antiqued calfskin and nubuck: perfect to wear in the mountains or pair in a bold way even with city outfits.
Celebrating the importance of its history and values, Santoni presents the Andrea loafer – which bears the name of the founder Andrea Santoni – a model that has contributed to making the brand famous throughout the world in the 80s. This unique and precious re-edition of the shoe comes back, revealing a new unisex guise, even more current but always sophisticated and able to count more about the heritage of the brand.
Among the sneakers, the Double Buckle Sneaker is a real must-have in the Santoni collection and is enriched with new versions in baby blue and baby pink as a tribute to the new generations. The Sneak-Air in green leather is also shaped by colour, which is light but bold, vaporised with unexpected and radical chromatic matches created thanks to the air-spray technique: purple and yellow, blue and green, nuanced from yellow to purple, passing through red. The novelty of this season is the Hy-Run sneaker, an innovative concept born from the fusion between a basketball and a running shoe, and that is told through different colour interpretations.
The new Double Buckle bags, marked by their handle reminding of the double buckle detail and shape, complete the collection. The entire accessory collection, from the tote to the weekend model, is strongly marked by an expert and refined sense of colour, that explores hues ranging from sugar paper to acid yellow to the unprecedented gradient effect on felt needling.
The chromatic journey of the Autumn-Winter 2023/24 Menswear collection, shown at Santoni space in Via Montenapoleone 9, will be also told through a dialogue with art, curated by the gallery owner Tommaso Calabro. An exhibition path that accompanies guests in the discovery of Santoni creations and a series of contemporary artworks selected from the collection of Tommaso Calabro Gallery, in a unicum inspired by the concept of colour and its expressive power.