Eidos Napoli, the baby brother to the famous luxury brand Isaia Napoli, released their spring and summer campaign a few days ago. Is this third collection a complete success as the other ones have been? Let’s take a closer look what creative director Antonio Ciongoli has been creating.
This collection was first shown in the last summer edition of the Pitti Uomo fair in Florence. I had the opportunity to take look at it then and I was amazed what the creative director, Antonio Ciongoli had created. Now the lookbook campaign is released and it doesn’t disappoint. The model Zeph Colombatto has been featured for all of the Eidos campaigns in the past and he’s in front of the camera once again. It was shot by Glen Allsop and he has been shooting the last campaigns as well with a flawless result every single time. This is another thing which makes Eidos stands out from the crowd, Antonio is a father figure that takes care of his friends and colleagues. He welcome passionate people to his family and treats them, as they would have been one of his own. If you have the pleasure to meet him in person you will clearly see this and is something that really makes you understand the passion behind the brand.
Another aspect where the brand stands out from the crowd is that the collection always offers something new and exciting compared to other brands. You can clearly see Antonio’s personality in the collection, both when it comes to the Florentine silhouette for the suits and the polo shirts with the amazing collar. For this collection, Antonio takes inspiration from the island of Ischia, also called land of the farmers and fishermen that can be found just outside Naples, Italy.
The color palette goes from versatile navy to more hard flirted colors like the bright green for the fisherman cardigan or the yellow Hawaii shirt. The collection overall is easy to combine with other garments but it’s fantastic to see that Eidos have evolved and now nearly offers garments from toes to top. The overall silhouette for Eidos has always been more casual orientated, and you can see this more clearly than ever in this collection. Some interesting news for this collection is that an improved silhouette from the past ‘Lorenzo’ cut is offered and is now called the ‘Ciro’. It still has the Florentine silhouette with rounded quarters, wide lapels and the longer length for the jacket. Instead the improved cut features different lapels, less aggressive quarters, a bit lower button closure and high waisted trousers. The pieces can without any doubt be worn in the city or in the office but other ones will be more suited for the countryside or at the beach. Antonio did it again and I personally think that this is the best collection so far from the brand.
The full collection can be seen here.