Mario Carbone launches a men’s collection with La Ligne
Mario Carbone is no longer simply the chef and restaurateur of Manhattan’s iconic Italian restaurant, known for its spicy rigatoni, homemade mozzarella, and frequent dinner Rihanna. The chef of restaurant NoHo, along with his Major Food Group co-owners Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi, partnered with New York-based womenswear brand La Ligne to create Our Lady of Rocco, a ready-to-wear brand. -wearing lifestyle. for men. Inspired by New York styles of the 1980s, Our Lady of Rocco’s first collection, out today, features a range of wardrobe staples: think velor tracksuits, t-shirts and college jackets. (Such an assortment is a natural counterpart to La Ligne’s striped loungewear, easy dresses, and long-sleeved crewnecks.)
But in addition to the everyday basics in the 19-piece collection, there’s also an emphasis on tailoring and genuine attention to detail. The “leisure suit” consists of a pointed wool jacket with matching pants and is available in camel and brown with pinstripes or navy blue and rust with pinstripes. The look also includes antique brass hardware and signature cameo snaps, accents that take inspiration from the aesthetic Mario Carbone saw growing up in New York City. “There is a certain Italian-American feel that I associate with the members-only clothing that I remember my father and uncles wearing at the time,” Carbone said in a statement.
To celebrate the collection’s release, Carbone invited some of his closest friends to celebrate at Our Lady of Rocco’s new space, located at 275 Mulberry Street. And these close collaborators happen to be some of the biggest names in fashion and pop culture. Throughout Fashion Week last week, Carbone and La Ligne hosted parties where guests such as Chris Rock, Virgil Abloh, Barbie Ferreira and Nicholas Braun were served family-style pasta dishes lovingly prepared by Mario.