It’s been almost 30 years since the Dom Bagnato brand first appeared on the Melbourne menswear landscape and the label is as revered and relevant as ever. Showcasing his Summer 2013 collection during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s Designer Runway 1 and Mr Runway, Dom Bagnato reinforced his reputation as one of Australia’s foremost in suiting and racewear with his latest offering taking a leap from previous collections, employing a vintage style with a fresh colour palate. I spoke to the man himself about his sartorial set.

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The Dom BAGNATO summer 13 collection is inspired by the sophistications and opulence of the 1920s with strong references to the Great Gatsby. The collection was specially designed to enhance the core of what the Dom brand is originally all about, bringing the essence of nostalgia and southern Italy to the forefront of the ‘Catwalk collection’. It’s also about showing our signature style, our tailoring and what has made us the brand we are today through creative fabric and color.

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The Dom Bagnato essence of colour, texture and modern tailoring is demonstrated by a colour palate of Azzuro blue, terracotta and Giardino Verde. The collection has a tone of luxury fabrics including vibrant large checks and plains among wool silks. Linen and cottons are the main focus along with key styling, fitted single button, double-breasted, elegant vests, soft tailored jackets and beautifully co-coordinated combinations. The collection exudes an explosion of summer, freshness and excitement, whilst still paying respect to the brands style message of colorful contemporary, creative elegance, Italian style!

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Just in time for the Spring Racing Carnival’s main events it’s not too late for Melbourne’s most fashionable men to be suited head to toe in Dom’s debonair collection. Take your 1930s inspired look a step further by pairing your outfit with a boater and a pair of two-tone wingtips! Dom Bagnato is stocked at Myer Melbourne, Chadstone, Doncaster and Highpoint as well as number of other stockists around the country.

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Photo credit: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo


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