Berluti’s ateliers have been working with the latest innovations in textile technology to create the most lightweight performance materials and fashion them into a modern summer wardrobe that is both hardwearing and as light as a feather.
The collection is inspired by the modernist architecture of the city of Chandigarh in northern India, designed by Le Corbusier in the early 1960s. The crisp delineation between the concrete of the city and the verdant parkland that surrounds it is reflected in the bright colours and sharp silhouettes of the clothes.
Colours reference those favoured by Le Corbusier and extend the mineral palette established by Berluti in previous seasons: iolite violet, turquoise, zircon yellow, emerald green, rhodonite red, neptunite navy blue and onyx black; and meteorite, aluminium and calcium greys. All surfaces in the collection bar one have a dense, matt finish.
The silhouette features a narrow-fit jacket without any internal construction – no shoulder pads or linings – and trousers with a wide leg and full seat. The proportions are informal: a loose half-button shirt features throughout the collection in both cotton and leather, and even the suits are worn with trainers. Outerwear is boxy and oversized in both long and short lengths. Technical innovations include new shoulder constructions for Berluti, with both kimono and mezzo-kimono cuts on the sleeves, further emphasising the informal sensibility while allowing for free movement in the arm and creating a sharp outline.
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