A prologue to his first runway presentation in January 2019, Kris Van Assche issued his spring/summer 2019 capsule collection for Berluti – his first collection for the house since appointed as Artistic Director in April 2018.
Dubbed “City Lights,” the collection defines the silhouettes and volumes of a reinvented Berluti, blank canvases are determined for future development through tailoring: the two-button suit jacket, the white poplin shirt, and the tuxedo, in black and in white.
Garments and accessories appear understated, emphasising the nascent notion of core menswear basics including sportswear: the bomber jacket, the letter jacket, the track top and bottom.
Observing the heritage of Berluti, KVA identifies the trademarks of the maison and reinterprets them for a new intergenerational era. Such as their signature shoes, from the classic ‘Alessandro’, the archival ‘Andy’ loafer – named after the legendary pop-artist, Warhol, and the ‘Scritto’, an eighteenth century manuscript motif inherent to Berluti.
A nod to the future, the new ‘Berluti 1895 Paris’ signature is emblazoned on a jacket, sweatshirt and t-shirt.
Drawing a line between past and present, the properties of the leather accessories that form Berluti’s background morph into clothes: a black leather suit, a red leather hoodie, and a black leather cap.
Chunky leather trainers capturing the collection’s colour scheme in black, white, red, blue and green manifestations reflect the notion of new classics and turn an early page for forthcoming exploration.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE