January 30, 2012

CONTEMPORARY AND TIMELESS at Berluti

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Celebrated bootmaker Berluti made a much-remarked move into men’s ready-to-wear, presenting its first show. With theatrical staging, Berluti menswear designer Alessandro Sartori revisited the codes of masculine elegance, proposing luxury that is both contemporary and timeless.

Like the company’s bespoke footwear, Berluti ready-to-wear is meticulously designed with detailed precision. The sartorial cuts never compromise comfort, slim waists are accentuated without excess, and volumes are subtly calibrated. Standouts included hand-patinated biker jackets, resonating with the bootmaker’s leatherworking savoir-faire. The sleek charm of sportswear for a handsome, modern-day dandy look.

Parkas, blazers and jackets are structured in sumptuous fabrics: cashmere joins alpaca, mohair is set off by silk. The finishes are equally exquisite, with details like the lining of belts, leather buttonholes and patinated leather labels. The color palette in navy, khaki and burgundy spoke of autumnal poetry. A new chic, urban wardrobe.

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