The Vitale Barberis Canonico® collection consists of four ranges, each with a separate style, inspired by the great textile tradition, a reservoir into which only those with genuine history can dip, developing a harmony that is always ahead of every trend.
How to Optimise People and Environment
For more than 350 years, when creating their fabrics, Vitale Barberis Canonico has been committed to respecting the environment and the people who live in it.
Our new H.O.P.E. fabrics are the result of this historical awareness, a new line with a low environmental impact confirming the work the Company undertakes to take care of both humans and nature. Our H.O.P.E. is a caution, a voice singing the song of sustainability, associated with the colour green, just as Dante did in the Divine Comedy in 1320. A positive message which Vitale Barberis Canonico is sending out to help people believe in a better world, better to live in and more sustainable.
H.O.P.E. is the demonstration that fabrics can be created using natural recycled fibres or plant fibres without surrendering quality or making compromises.
SUPERSONIC is the new range launched by Vitale Barberis Canonico for the dapper gentleman who wants to look impeccable at any latitude. Resilient wool for an unbeatable crease resistance. High-twist yarns for an excellent breathability. Natural-stretch effect for a wonderful drape… and… if needed, a water-repellent treatment to keep safe from showers and be flawless for every occasion.
Classic style is essentially a way of life, based on a sound balance of material, aesthetic and moral qualities. The classic man loves beautiful, long-lasting things; he loves garments and fabrics that enhance the figure; but without confidence in oneself and one’s values, all this looses meaning. Having fixed points of reference does not mean being static, just as following the motionless stars did not prevent sailors from choosing different routes and discovering new continents. Classic style evolves constantly, to the point that, on examining the details and design of clothing, it is possible to establish the decade and even the exact year of production of a film of the past. Fashions may change, but the deeper contents remain the same. Perhaps due to its long history, or possibly to an instinctive approach, Vitale Barberis Canonico® has always shown a special and universally recognized ability to grasp the male archetypes and translate them into textiles. While relying on ancient skills that truly make the difference, every season, if not every day, the company reinvents its classic fabrics and adjusts them in terms of weight, light, fibre, feel, colour and design. It searches the world for signs of new trends, and encompasses them in its fabrics.
While the Classic Range injects tradition with modernity, the Vintage Range works in the opposite direction. The fabrics are fully contemporary in terms of hand and colour, but their freshness and strength lies in their being inspired by models that have left a lasting mark on the imagination. This would not be possible without companies such as Vitale Barberis Canonico, with a long-standing history in the business and the technical ability to understand the fundamental characteristics of past fabrics and reproduce the effect in modern ones.
Earth, Wind and Fire is marked by functional textiles, in which top-rate raw materials coexist harmoniously with qualities such as comfort, performance and technological innovation. The woollen mill has chosen materials and processes with low environmental impact. This exclusive line combines classic fabrics such as flannels, fine worsteds and wool and mohairs with high-performing technical materials, without ever forsaking the former’s natural features.
Split into different families, Earth, Wind & Fire has been designed for outdoor garments flaunting an unmistakable style and elegance, regardless of the weather.