THE PZERO SS14 COLLECTION AT PITTI UOMO
Motor Sport, Active Sailing and Urban Leisure Time are the three design themes for the collection that the Pirelli Group’s footwear and clothing brand is presenting in Florence.
For the 84th Edition of Pitti Uomo, PZero (by the Pirelli Group) is presenting a menswear collection arranged in projects, each divided into fabrics and innovative materials for the active world and for leisure time. Lightness, engineering, and colour are the buzzwords for this collection of footwear and apparel. The projects presented by PZero for its upcoming Spring-Summer 2014 collection are linked to the worlds of MOTOR SPORT, ACTIVE SAILING and URBAN LEISURE time.
In a Pitti show where the guiding theme is the world of motorcycles and bikers, there had to be a PZero project dedicated to MOTOR SPORT, backed by Pirelli’s history and heritage of big races at international circuits. For Spring-Summer 2014 the line is presenting its new WIND RACING Jacket in super lightweight stretch nylon: a hooded jacket, with rubberised and coated zips with double sliders and sleeves with technical elastic wrists. A completely windproof jacket distinguished by its removable lining and multi-pocket mesh vest.The new MOTOCROSS Jacket, a vintage jacket that has been reworked in stretch nylon with sporty bands outlining the edges to make it more active. Presented in emerald green and royal blue, typical racing colours. Lastly, the BIKER Jacket, a leather jacket with waterproof, heat-sealed zips, made with impermeable synthetic rubber side and under-sleeve panels for maximum comfort and convenience. We couldn’t leave out the classic jersey mélange t-shirts with speed-inspired slogans (“Speed Limit 0 ‘ ), helmet prints (Inside-Out), and Pirelli Pin-Up girls from the 60s, revived by the American artist Adam Haynes, and finally the reversible T-Shirts with radial prints and P point logo.The star shoe in this collection is the New Volley, a remake of the historic vulcanized sneaker made in 1982 for the “Pirelli for Sport” line and inspired by the double eyelet logo designed by the famous Dutch designer Bob Noorda. In a global world full of pollution, the New Volley shoe represents the ideal footwear for the contemporary biker.The double eyelet logo has also inspired the innovative Rubber Heritage shoe, featuring a lightweight and flexible sole with the radial pattern of the SCORPION™ tyre, updating PZero’s traditional fine leather and leather-technical nylon urban shoes.
The ACTIVE SAILING theme in footwear is expressed through two designs using waterproof technical fabric with a combination of microfibre and mesh. One has an inside neoprene sock sewn into it and the other a transparent PVC band that wraps around the foot; this latter design updates the PZero project’s first sneaker with better performance and a more modern feel. The Active Sailing clothing line combines high performance and ergonomic cuts with a more urban fit. The outerwear that best represents this project are the Sailing Jacket with contrast heat welded seams that form a wave pattern (the wave is one of the recurring themes of the new Active Sailing line) and the full double micro ripstop Mesh Wind Breaker Jacket, with heat welded technical mesh edges. Additionally, to complete the sailing project, a series of heat welded technical jersey sweatshirts and technical piquet polo shirts with reflective details.
The URBAN LEISURE project includes the new PZero driving shoe: a super light loafer (plain, with laces or clips) with a tubular design and a sole that resembles the Pirelli Scorpion tyre. As far as clothing is concerned, standout item in the new Urban Leisure line is the SECOND SKIN FIELD Jacket made with ultra-light stretch fabric, a double slider zip, ergonomic sleeves and streamlined, ultra-compactable pockets that can be folded and held in the palm of your hand. And last, but not least, the MULTI POCKET UTILITY Jacket made with raw cotton canvas coated in black rubber, lined with technical mesh and edged with yellow piping.