The Berluti Spring-Summer 2013 collection by the amazing Alessandro Sartori, whose work I have been following for some years now, confirms its vision of timeless style and luxury.
It defines a new silhouette, at once modern, masculine and measured. It is a true stride forward, a new chapter in the contemporary legend of a boot-maker ever mindful of its heritage and traditions. Berluti’s savoir-faire in leathers and patinas is translated on trench-coats and safari jackets that are light and supple as a glove. All feature hand-painted seams, as well as a myriad other exceptional details, from their linings to their finishes.
Other pieces with sleeves in leather or nubuck display intricate hand-woven or re-embroidered perforations inspired by the works of the Italian artist Gioppe Di Bella, who tied up the chassis canvas to create graphic raised patterns on his paintings.
Meanwhile, the Berluti Spring 2013 presentation in Paris...