ANDREA POMPILIO FALL 2012
Andrea Pompilio is a name you’ll be hearing a lot in the near future. He won the Italian Pitti Who’s On Next competition a few seasons ago—and his first time showing—and has continued to present bold and covetable collections that master footwear, outerwear, bags, shirts….ok, everything. When collections come out with so many strong pieces, the competition for your eye can cause the entirety to come off as gauche, too much, the dreaded—”trying too hard”, yet with Pompilio, the looks work as a whole. For Fall 2012, he was inspired by Cheetah, the monkey-star from Tarzan who died earlier this year. The result lands us a sophisticated collection that recalls the playfulness of our past. Cheetah appears on sweatshirts, button ups, bags and Pimpilio makes a certain wink and nod through his headwear. Its still difficult to find Andrea Pompilio outside of Italy. Stateside, Jeffrey New York has some stuff in the brick and mortar store andonline retailer The Corner also has a bunch of stuff.