“I am not really a designer, but I am good at putting a story together,” Maurice Terzini says. “The design basically comes from what I am into this year.” He may not be a designer but his latest project – a new collection for his clothing line Ten Pieces – is very good. We put it down to extremely good taste, which Terzini – the brains behind restaurants including Icebergs and the recently opened Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta – has in spades.
The label launched in 2011 with a capsule collaboration with Ian Nessick of Restricted Premises. The pair drew inspiration from Japanese punk and streetwear and used the highest-quality Italian fabrics to create a 10-piece collection of fashion-forward, unisex, all-black separates. After taking a short break, Terzini is back with this new range.
The collection still has 10 pieces, the range is still unisex (“cool chicks look great in menswear!” Terzini says) and the colour palette is still monochromatic, although this time Terzini has also included white garments. Cast in the softest jersey, the range of oversized separates – from the perfect crew-neck T-shirt, to a sleek, asymmetrical cardigan – is the epitome of sophisticated casual. The look is very ‘Terzini’ – the kind of easygoing but directional style that you see the floor staff at some of his establishments wearing.
There are collaborations with Sneakerboy(link) and Mr Shirts lined up that ensure that there will be many more incarnations of Ten Pieces in the future. Designing, despite Terzini’s protests otherwise, is clearly something he has a flair for. “I have always been around fashion,” he says. “I am drawn to it.”
Ten Pieces Pop-Up
From Thursday March 20 to Sunday March 30