Orange, shocking pink, fluo yellow and lime green are all there to brighten up the coolest shirts for the coming season. Nothing can create a better stand-out effect or give an energy boost your your summer wardrobe than a blast of vibrant fluo shades. Detailing or solid colours are in the spotlight, renewing the classic colourways of the Italian shirt with these fun, exclusive ideas. An Eighties trend back with brand new styles to inspire your latest look.
Fluo art and fashion
Although traditionally linked to sportswear and work uniforms, fluorescent colours have been used across fashion and costumes, from the catwalks of the Eighties to transform over time from a new trend to a classic. The first collection centred around fluo was shown in Paris for the first time, taking advantage of a dark surround to guarantee spectacular visual effects. An authentic show, in line with a period of experimentation that went through all of the arts, from the theatre to artistic movements, taking over the market to become a genuine pop phenomenon. Conceptual art was one of the first fields to try out the brilliance of fluo using neon to create new environments, such as the ones by Lucio Fontana, to create shapes and objects like Mario Merz, or convey messages like Bruce Naumann or even create immersive environments, such as the ones by Dan Flavin. From one movement to another, fluo colours saw a rebirth in the Nineties, with raves and pop events that contributed to their re-use on clothes and even on make-up and the bold tones of on-trend hairstyles. An eternal comeback that has to invade the catwalks of latter seasons, with total looks, colour blocks or simple details that showcase the audacious effects of these colourways.
Fluo in the Xacus capsule collection.
The new collection of men's shirts includes ultra-original fluo detailing that add character to any type of look and transform your classic outfit with its touch of contemporary style. Alongside a natural palette in blue, red and various shades of yellow - from mustard to ochre - we have shirts that play with brights, with fuchsia used to animate a polka dot pattern, and the classic stripe in light blue takes on hints of fluo yellow, orange, lime green and other combinations with blue. Striped shirts have a base in seersucker, the perfect fabric to add movement to the surface and create a naturally vintage effect. Even tartans are all about bright green and blue, while denim shirts have been enhanced with coloured press-studs in the brightest tones.
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