Stay On Edge: New Creations from Berluti

Two new Alessandro models broaden Berluti’s shoe collection for the season

For the spring/summer 2020 season, Kris Van Asche daringly interpreted one of the maison’s most emblematic lace-up shoes, the Alessandro. This particular oxford was originally created by Alessandro Berluti himself all the way back in 1895. The Alessandro was made from a single piece of leather and has no visible seams. Though the design subtly changed over the years, it has become the purest expression of Berluti’s uncompromising style. This season, the iconic oxford takes on a uniquely sharp, diamond cut-inspired Edge last.

The new iteration comes in two different models. The first, Empreiente is a bold celebration of the Scritto motif created by Olga Berluti—which was itself homage to calligraphy in the early 2000s. Reproducing lines from an original manuscript, Scritto is now engraved all over the Venezia leather with an understated yet daring effect.

Next is the Highlight, which features an angular silhouette emphasized by a bi-color sole mixing black leather and bright tangerine rubber, inspired by the colorful marble tables where Berluti craftsmen hand-dye patina shoes. Both the Empreinte and Highlight models feature the new Testa Di Moro Intenso seasonal patina, created from the iconic TDM patina and given a modern twist by mixing it with delicate fluoro touches.

Both of the new Alessandro shoe styles are available at Berluti stores.