In a seamless blend of innovation and craftsmanship, Saga Furs and Ludovico Bruno continue collaboration through Mordecai ‘s latest Collection #1: “Flight Techniques” premiered during Men’s Fashion Week on January 12th, 2024, as part of the CNMI official calendar.
Starting with the Saga Furs’ Fur Vision 24 collection, Italian freelance designer Ludovico Bruno collaborated with Saga Furs to create a unique capsule that challenged the conventional perception of fur. Drawing inspiration from diverse influences like Tapis Berbere and Haute Couture, the unisex capsule showcased the designer’s vision for versatile styling and enduring wear. (Read more in our previous Fur Vision article here.)
Ludovico’s capsule collection turned to be very successful, and as Ludovico Bruno loves fur, he wanted to include two items in mink fur also into his Mordecai Collection #1: “Flight Techniques.” The collection premiered in Milan during Men’s Fashion Week on January 12th, 2024.
This collection reflects Bruno’s (MORDECAI’s Creative Director) exploration of the essence of lightness and the dual nature of garments – covering yet emphasising, repairing while revealing, keeping warm while maintaining a sense of coolness.
Mordecai – Innovative Designs and Sustainable Luxury
The collection starts from the designer’s reflection on the desire to travel light, Collection #1 takes inspiration from menswear staples and martial arts attire, emphasizing lightness and precision in its distinct silhouette-driven approach. The neutral color palette, featuring tones like cognac, burnt brown and dark grey melange, complements the innovative shapes. Garments made of Saga Furs’ certified mink pelts play a pivotal role in this collection, aligning with Mordecai’s commitment to sustainable luxury.
What sets Collection #1 apart is not just its design but also its craftsmanship. Utilizing materials like super-light matte nylon, mohair-like wool, hand-operated cashmere pashmina, and certified real fur from Saga Furs, the collection showcases a commitment to quality. The inclusion of RFID technology in fur garment enhances transparency, allowing consumers to trace the product’s journey from origin to creation.
As the fashion narrative unfolds, Mordecai stands at the intersection of style, sustainability, and innovation, inviting fashion enthusiasts to embark on a journey where each garment tells a story of ethical luxury.
About Ludovico Bruno
Ludovico Bruno started his career working as a knitwear designer with Edward Buchanan at Sansovino 6, followed by a three-year stint at Moncler working on their Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge collections, before venturing into couture. Through his mentorship with Giambattista Valli and later working directly with Thom Browne as a senior designer, Bruno earned his savoir-faire with some of fashion’s most revered designers.
Particularly Thom Browne’s sophisticated approach to menswear and discreet visual codes were elements that stuck with Ludovico Bruno as he progressed into his role as head designer for Moncler Genius – working with the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Craig Green, Matthew Williams and Simone Rocha – later in his creative consultancy of Ambush by Yoon Ahn and ultimately when he founded his own menswear label MORDECAI.
For further insights into the collection, visit MORDECAI Online.
Images: Source Mordecai; Harrods Pop-Up Installation and Mordecai presentation January 2024.