Davide Marello updated Italian botanical prints from the Forties and Fifties and turned them into modern silhouettes in boxy cuts.
A former designer at Gucci under both Frida Giannini and Alessandro Michele, Davide Marello channeled his love for print in the second collection for his Paris-based men’s wear brand Davi. Botanical prints, found in factories around Como in Italy, are applied all over viscose pieces in boxy cuts. “Some of the designs I found in the archives were a bit dusty, a little too Forties or Fifties,” said Marello, who grew up in Milan. “So I changed the colors to try and make them into my own thing.”