THE BERLUTI SPRING 2021 COLLECTION
Graphic silhouettes, vibrant colours and a sense of ease bring a sunny disposition to Berluti’s latest collection.
High in energy and lively shades, Berluti’s Spring 2021 collection is an ode to the Maison’s artisanship and know-how. Inspired by his recent work of reupholstering and restoration - with patinated Berluti Venezia leather - of Pierre Jeanneret’s original furniture from the Le Corbusier-designed Indian city of Chandigarh, Creative Director Kris Van Assche has created a palette of earthy reds, lively blues and deep purples reminiscent of the natural colours found in the Northern Indian state of Punjab.
Shapes are generous and graphic, with structured shoulders and long tapered or pleated trousers. Worn over colourful second skin turtleneck tops, oversized, short-sleeved shirts are striped or printed over silk with a paisley motif blended with Berluti’s logo.
Suits give a subtle nod to the 1970’s through double-breasted jackets and houndstooth or Prince of Wales fabrics. Berluti’s logo and crest are overblown over cotton jacquard sweaters, and knitted polo shirts combine stripes and motifs in audacious colour mixes.
Leather is patinated in striking tones inspired by Jeanneret’s patinas: an exceptionally soft bonded nubuck leather shirt takes on a lively Shaded Orange colour. A calfskin blouson and pair of trousers in Shaded Blue include classic denim details, creating a trompe-l’oeil effect. A down parka with a Brown Ebano patina blurs the lines between tradition and modernity. And a grained deer duffle coat has a shaded effect around the edges. Elsewhere, a shearling-lined aviator blouson features patina leather trims, and a B-Way jacket in lambskin is treated to obtain an ultra supple nylon effect.
Berluti’s Signature canvas highlights this season’s bag collection. Present in models including Ulysse, the Forever tote, the Trek messenger, the Nino clutch and the Explorer backpack, the motif brings a sense of versatility to Berluti’s emblematic bags. Venezia leather handles, straps and details, patinated in unexpected shades of purple, orange and red, add a flashy twist to the pieces. The brand new Lodge line uses a casual, adaptable beige canvas as a backdrop for an overblown Berluti logo print.