Kris Van Assche’s very first capsule collection for Berluti lays the foundations of a new kind of classic menswear.
Timeless tailoring is given a modern spin through sleek, fitted proportions and light shoulder padding. Stretch cotton poplin shirts feature contrasted piping in graphic black and white, the kind of detail that can transform a whole look. Berluti’s new logo is displayed in short-sleeved jersey tops and worn over short-sleeved shirts, taking the mix between casual and formalwear to a new level. Outerwear follows suit: a technical-inspired hooded parka made from French calfskin in a striking electric blue tone becomes the ultimate statement piece, and Berluti’s iconic “B-Way” blouson with elasticated cuffs adopts a daring shade of red and a matte, grainy texture. The Scritto motif, inspired by 18th century manuscripts and created by Olga Berluti, becomes a multicolored, New Wave-inspired manifesto when printed over silk shirts and blousons.
Under Kris Van Assche’s direction, Berluti’s classic accessories are reinterpreted through an 80’s prism: The “Alessandro” shoe gets a reversed patina treatment, in which details and contours, rather than darkened, are now highlighted with blue colour. A new statement sneaker, the “Gravity”, is made from opaque Vitello leather, nylon and rubber. A pigmented finish on a supple white Vitello backpack creates a natural, matte grainy texture, and a new weekender takes inspiration from the “Alessandro” in its assemblage of leather panels using as few seams as possible, proof that timeless savoir-faire and state-of-the-art technical achievements go hand in hand.
The Scritto motif, inspired by 18th century manuscripts and created by Olga Berluti, becomes a multicolored, New Wave-inspired manifesto when printed over silk shirts and blousons.