Berluti presented its first men’s collection since creative director Alessandro Sartori made his exit last season. The new line from the French luxury label, presented during Paris Fashion Week, was imagined by its design studio and took inspiration from the very season it plans on catering to: summer.
The season focused on amplifying its signature footwear silhouettes. The Fast Track sneaker, a sort of sneaker-dress shoe hybrid, was reimagined in white leather. The Playtime low-top sneaker was given an ombré effect inspired by sunsets. Outdoorsy Velcro sandals were striped and reminiscent of beach towels.
While the latest shoes showed some direction — the label has always had a strong shoemaking-focus — the clothes lacked Sartori’s forward-thinking vision. Tonal looks were surely made with the best materials but felt a tad drab, especially given the vibrant summer theme.
Another new introduction for the season was Berluti’s new line of garden party-themed outdoor equipment — because, why not? There were skipping ropes, beach rackets, leather footballs. A pentaque set in Venezia leather.
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