A return to style code has shaped the new SABATINI AW20 Collection, with elegance at its core; we pay homage to the extravagant french bourgeoise era. Designed to defy convention a punk aesthetic vibe is evident, with bold silhouettes inspired by the ‘femme rebelle’ trend.
Think late 1970’s and early 1980’s bourgeois, with refined tailoring, blazers, pleated front pants, and trench coats. The houndstooth motif saw a fusing of retro spirit with an androgynous charm this season. Our signature ‘houndstooth’ trench coat in tobacco and chestnut combined with cognac leather achieves that tailored look for next winter. A revival of thin belts was used creating that cool hybrid, masculine meets feminine look.
The Queens ‘tweed’ gets a modern take in coats and suiting separates for next fall in autumnal prints in zinc, thyme, and admiral. Exaggerated volume and soft contoured shapes like ruffles, balloon, and bishop styled sleeves added interesting detail to this year’s knitwear trend, offering an overstated yet subtle appeal.
Inspired by the modern-day corset trend; knitwear designs this season have been carefully curated that state loud and clear that the wearer is rebellious and carving her own path, with styling tricks that feature ‘grunge’ and ‘bondage’ like trimmings. The use of pure merino wool ‘a naturally sustainable fibre with the eyelet lace up leather component, adds both an edgy and luxurious twist to your everyday knitwear piece. A signature trimming element that oozes lavishness by the wearer.
Our new collection features natural fibres and knitwear in colour palettes that exude confidence and set a sartorial statement. Gunmetal and army undertones offer a utilitarian and urban sense to the season, alongside snow, and latte, and shades of almond, vintage and camel are trending, with plated yarns and thin jersey speckled throughout.
Coloured leather is seen in shades of charcoal and buttery cognac, opting for sleek and soft leather to get across a sort of more-is-more minimalist approach. Treasured cashmere-merino blends, and chunky cable knits are also woven into this seasons collection.
SABATINI’s reputation still centres around a ‘Made in New Zealand’ philosophy with unique fabrics designed and knitted in our own Auckland factory. Each garment is hand cut, hand linked & hand finished in-house. Using these age-old techniques, wool fibres are then transformed into luxuriously soft, sustainable, and eco-friendly fabrics and yarns that are exclusive to SABATINI.