Gentryportofino FW24: Embracing Imperfection & Rebirth

Image: Gentryportofino FW24 Lookbook

At this year’s Milan Fashion Week, Gentryportofino presented a captivating collection for Fall/Winter 2024 that beautifully married the worlds of fashion and art. The brand, renowned for its exquisite knitwear and commitment to craftsmanship, took inspiration from an unexpected but deeply resonant source: the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi.

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Kintsugi, or “golden joinery,” is a method of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed or dusted with gold, silver, or platinum, turning the repair into an integral part of the item’s history rather than something to disguise. This philosophy of embracing flaws and imperfections as a testament to strength, resilience, and beauty became the heartbeat of Gentryportofino’s FW24 presentation.

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The event was more than a fashion show; it was an installation that allowed attendees to step into a world where fashion and philosophical contemplation intertwined. Each piece in the collection seemed to tell its own story of healing, rebirth, and the beauty of embracing one’s flaws.

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The kintsugi-inspired motifs were not only visually stunning but also carried a profound message about sustainability and the value of well-made, timeless garments. In a world increasingly concerned with fast fashion and disposable trends, Gentryportofino made a compelling case for slow fashion and the significance of cherishing and repairing beloved items.

The signature balloon-shaped jacket that is hugely coveted by fashion connoisseurs, Photo: ©

The collection itself was a testament to the brand’s legacy of innovation blended with tradition. From the signature knitwear, known for its unparalleled quality and aesthetic appeal, to the introduction of new pieces such as a leather jumpsuit and a dress adorned with a kintsugi-inspired pattern, Gentryportofino showcased its ability to evolve while staying true to its roots.

The minimalist leather jumpsuit that feels like second skin, Photo: ©

The leather jumpsuit was a statement-making piece, marrying the brand’s artisanal heritage with a modern edge, while the dress with the kintsugi-inspired motif became a symbol of the collection’s overarching theme: finding beauty in imperfection and celebrating the stories that our garments carry.

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Gentryportofino’s FW24 collection at Milan Fashion Week was a reminder of the artistry and thoughtfulness that fashion can convey. By drawing inspiration from kintsugi, the brand not only delivered a visually stunning collection but also imparted a message of resilience, sustainability, and the importance of valuing what we own. In doing so, Gentryportofino has set a high bar for how fashion can inspire and evoke deeper reflections on our values and the way we live our lives.

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