The latest collection from Berluti features patterns and stunning silhouettes that transform fashion into art.
The Berluti Winter 21 collection adapts the works of the painter Lev Khesin. The Berlin-based Russian contemporary artist expresses himself in abstract, tactile patterns created through multiple layers and colours of silicone paint. His practice echoes that of Berluti’s artisanal patina methods, drawing a natural connection between both the visual and practical domains of Lev Khesin and Berluti.
The artist’s work inspired the motifs, colours and textures which are interpreted in garments and accessories, to create the foundation for a collection embodied by fluidity, adaptability, and the human hand. Subtly unstructured lines cut a soft and relaxed tailoring silhouette. It’s a feeling of comfort expressed in neo-suiting, fusing traditional formal dress codes with those of workwear and sportswear wardrobes, often carried out in double-face cashmere.
Suits executed in block colours pick up from the palette of the artist and are deconstructed in styling, their components mixed up for a multi-colour tailoring expression. Leather jackets, dyed and faded by hand, echo shoes in Berluti’s classic patina. And, intensifying the artisanal value, point norvégien is applied to outerwear and suiting. A white stitch embroidery traditionally employed in shoe-making – and which can only be achieved by hand – translates into the piping of quilted leather jackets, the trims of a leather suit, and other items. ✤
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