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Guess Announces Marine Capsule Collection
Collection draws inspiration from Hugo Pratt’s graphic novel series, “Corto Maltese.”
Corto Maltese.Maurizio Distefano Licensing
Guess has announced its new Marine capsule collection, featuring maritime-inspired menswear that draws inspiration from the adventure and fantasy comic series, “Corto Maltese.”
Created by illustrator, Hugo Pratt in 1967, Corto Maltese is a cult character and star of graphic novels and paintings. He’s a traveler, part Mediterranean sailor, part Anglo-Saxon adventurer, an anti-hero who prefers freedom to wealth, and whose adventures take the reader to some of the most fascinating places in the world.
“Corto Maltese was chosen for this capsule because he reflects the alluring and adventurous spirit of Guess,” says Paul Marciano, chief creative officer, Guess. “He is elegant, intriguing and cultured. I have always enjoyed Pratt’s beautiful watercolors, which are true works of art; it has been a pleasure to bring together Corto Maltese with Guess.”
The capsule collection includes select pieces with drawings of Corto Maltese and his adventures, alongside other items that borrow style codes from the seafarer’s wardrobe and maritime lifestyle. The collection by Guess features outerwear with full- and half-zip designs, trench collars, maritime insignia and accents taken from the “Corto Maltese” graphic novel series. Classic Breton stripes, cable knit and nautical motifs enhance an array of layers with contemporary silhouettes, finished in a palette of muted mustard, ocean navy, salt white, lobster red, muted stone and horizon blue. The cropped chino and jeans complement the look, along with the fisherman’s beanie, available in key color options.
The deal was managed by Maurizio Distefano Licensing , the agency that oversees Corto Maltese’s Italian licensing program.
“We are thrilled that Guess picked Corto Maltese as the star of its capsule collection,” says Maurizio Distefano, president, MDL agency. “Guess is one of the most-famous fashion brands and Corto Maltese has become part of the culture in many parts of the world. We are sure that this amazing collection will delight everyone involved and be a big success with fashion lovers.”
The collection will be available in selected Guess stores and on Guess.eu from the beginning of February.