COOL FOR CATS

Canali’s collaboration with the Chinese label 8ON8 is a tribute to the life-enhancing effects of travel. And for the august Italian brand, it marks a journey into exciting new territory.

The Cafra Cat, Canali’s anthropomorphic icon, was born in 1953.

How ‘smart’ Marco Polo was — that is, in terms of his cerebral acuity — is debatable. On the one hand, the Venetian explorer and his family foresaw the overthrow of Crusader rule in late 13th century Constantinople, and accordingly diverted their commercial efforts towards the jewellery scene at the western reaches of the Mongol Empire; on the other, he mistook rhinos for unicorns.

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January 2022

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