Bugatti has presented its upcoming Ettore Bugatti Spring / Summer 2017 collection which has been driven and inspired by the history of the brand and its founder. A glance through Bugatti’s archives reveals glimpses of the past that have been reinterpreted to create contemporary models with the same flamboyant, luxury appeal.
The spring/summer 2017 collection, the brainchild of Bugatti’s Creative Director Daniele Andretta, presents a special capsule collection inspired by the world of sailing, a world that was particularly dear to founder Ettore Bugatti, where style and performance come together in unique garments. "This season we decided to bring other worlds linked to the vision of our founder Ettore Bugatti, including sailing, to our clothing and accessories collections. In fact, in Bugatti's Molsheim archives we discovered a few seafaring sketches, as well as various documents discussing our founder's passion for travel," says Andretta.
The capsule collection has been developed along several avenues: one is dedicated to people who live for boating, to modern-day seafarers, with double-layered outerwear such as parkas, sailing jackets and gilets that combine technical features with luxury alligator-skin details. The second pathway includes options for more glamorous and exclusive times: tuxedo jackets made from exquisite Italian fabrics and knitted tuxedos produced with a special technical fibre that makes the garment light, soft, stain-proof and easy care, as it requires no ironing – ideal for men who are always on the move.
This collection would not be complete without swimwear and the classic double-breasted, eight-button jacket made from blue and off-white wool and silk, inspired by a naval jacket uncovered in the Bugatti archives.
Another important new addition is the series of iconic T-shirts made from cotton jersey and featuring prints of Bugatti posters and documents dating back to the 1920s. For SS17, this collection will include four T-shirts in four different stonewashed colours (white, blue, Bugatti blue and black), which will continue to be available in subsequent seasons. Each T-shirt will be sold in an exclusive, one-off pack that will also contain brochures discussing the project.