Berluti Presents Its Latest Artisan Detail Trough Couture Norvégienne

The artisanally crafted detail is presented in a selection of shoes, leather goods and ready-to-wear pieces.

First revealed during the Winter’21 show, couture norvégienne is a white stitch braided embroidery, traditionally employed in shoemaking to better insulate the upper and the welt from extreme weather, and which can exclusively be achieved by hand. Used not only in shoes, but also in bags, leather outerwear and ready-to-wear pieces, it highlights Berluti’s craftmanship and bootmaker expertise.

For this, Berluti’s creative team draw inspiration from the bold Ultima shoe – a 2001 model imagined by Olga Berluti and kept among the Maison’s archives – to come up with an innovative shoe with a thick rubber outsole and a modern attitude. Designed with an audacious round shape within a square toe and with everyday wear comfort in mind, it is made in Venezia leather with TDM Intenso patina – the most emblematic patina of the maison, and completed by decorative couture norvégienne.

This white stitch braided embroidery, also found in bags, serve as a decorative and functional element, intensifying Berluti’s artisanal value, found in the new bags; the Navik tote, Un Jour briefcase, the Toujours tote and the Nino clutch. As for the selection of outerwear and suiting pieces, the embroidery is used to accentuate the silhouette. Raglan sleeves are hinted at in a checkered coat and a short jacket through leather bands complete with white stitching; leather blousons are decorated with it, both tone-on-tone and in contrasting colours; and a down jacket displays the braided stitching over its quilting lines, rendering it unique.