Canali showcased its menswear collection at the Men's Fashion Week 2011 in Milan inspired by Indian colors, embroideries and styles. The brand paid homage to India with the use of signature Indian colors and embroideries. Indeed India has continued to be the source of inspiration for many designers world over. However, Canali went one step ahead by building the entire show theme around the country. The theme derived its inspiration from India’s mystery and adventure, the colors and aromas. It took the viewers through an India of gifts, a country with passion that permeates every gesture into a ritual, a poem crafted from spirituality and joy, a land parched by drought and softened by monsoons that purify the soul and heart.
The collection is animated by a new spirit brimming with references to other cultures, but without losing its deeply Italian personality. Particularly interesting are the impressive Mandala inspired designs, and the elaborate embroidery applied by hand to the Nawab evening jacket, which is being presented in a five-button version with Korean collar.
Paolo Canali, Sales & Marketing Director, Canali said “With India we share tradition as well as an elegance without equal and this collection interprets these common values in a modern and very contemporary style.” The brand had invited Bollywood star Anil Kapoor as guest of honor at the show. Kapoor bagged front row seats at the fashion week and then he and wife Sunita attended Canali's after show party.