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Berluti’s new artistic director Kris Van Assche whet the industry’s appetite for something fresh with an impressive SS19 capsule towards the end of last year. Serving as a prologue to his Paris Fashion Week debut, the capsule suggested that Berluti – famed for its leather goods and unique footwear – was going to be updating the codes of the house for a new generation, while still speaking to its classic customer. Like many other brands, the logo was revised with a clean, simple font.
Mixing the old with the new is nothing, ahem, new, in fashion but with Van Assche (former artistic director at Dior Homme), at the helm, there’s bound to be some nice details along the way, and the FW19 collection was exactly that.
Some of the standout looks included a brown single-breasted leather blazer and matching pants which included a zipped split at the hem, creating some sharp lines to balance the softness of the materials. Aside from the more classic tailoring, which was interpreted through jacquard and and calfskin, there were also a few pairs of motorcross-style pants with Berluti’s founding date, 1895, proudly embellished at the shin with a touch of logomania going up the side of the leg.
Berluti’s FW19 footwear, while offering clean white sneakers to cater to the modern market, was also rooted in the house’s tradition of hand-dyed leather shoes, known as patina, in luxurious marbled tan and blue hues.
Held in the opulent Opéra Garnier, Berluti pulled in some legendary models to walk the show, including Alek Wek and Clement Chabernaud, along with a mix of youthful fresh faces and older, bearded gents, reflecting Berluti’s timeless appeal to multiple generations.
Check out some of the best looks from Berluti FW19 above and let us know your thoughts in the comments.