Now that it’s over, we can talk in a cold mind about Sanremo 2019, especially about the looks of the men, from the presenters to the singers in the race. The trend seemed clear and the word was one, so much so that it seemed to become a word of mouth: no more tuxedoes. No more formality, no more overly elegant clothes. Instead of clothes, a 90’s look has triumphed, more tied to streetstyle.
Of course, the Sanremo idea of elegance has remained (how could there be the National Festival without a jacket with shawl and shiny lapels?), but there was not the ease to wear it. We take the presenters, Claudio Baglioni and Claudio Bisio. Beautiful dresses, without a doubt, chosen as a hymn to the made in Italy and to the tailoring that distinguishes our fashion, but it was perceived, between the stripes, a sort of difficulty in wearing them. Giorgio Armani, Ermanno Scervino and Etro’s clothes worn by Baglioni and Bisio were made to measure, but there was a lack of the sense of belonging that allows a man to be elegant because he is at ease, comfortable in his bespoke skin.
The singers on stage, some of them at least, were better able to wear themselves. This year’s winner Mahmood wore his colourful bowling shirts, chain trousers and 80’s maxi bikers (among the brands chosen: Ernest W. Baker, Dries Van Noten, Dr. Martens, Raf Simons, Balenciaga, Sacai and Rick Owens). Today, with the spotlight off, we still remember him well.
There was also Ghemon, with his oversized multicoloured and technical coats, who dared, of course, but was also appreciated by the most orthodox of the style. And again Motta, who for the evening of the duets (with Nada), showed a beautiful look of Gucci by Alessandro Michele, impressing the trade press.
A few words also about feminine looks. In pole position there is Paola Turci with suits, blazers and suits signed Dsquared2: its elegance, sensuality and perfection have illuminated the whole Ariston. The applause was also for Loredana Bertè. His look, very similar for all evenings, with 80’s straps and miniskirt showing the legendary legs, seemed the same as many years ago.
Finally, a more than positive vote also to Virginia Raffaele who, among breathtaking dresses Armani Privé, Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini and Schiaparelli, has shone on stage more for the look than for the jokes. The only note: Virgina could have dared a little more with the colours and irony that was expected of her.
Article taken from https://www.esquire.com/it/stile/moda-uomo/a26282101/sanremo-2019-look-uomo/