How thrilling to enter the new year with an exciting start after the joyous celebration? Wardrobe refreshment becomes one of the essential (eventhough the weather is still chilly outside) but that also means to welcome something new and innovative. Speaking of new wardrobe, it’s pretty interesting when spotted the look book from Berluti’s new SS19 season, which takes place in the maison’s factory in Ferrera, Italy, which I can’t help to wonder, how’s the new collection look like this time under the helm by the Artistic Director, Kris Van Assche, since his succession with the role to this luxury goods maison back in April 2018.
The SS19 collection, in fact, is much going back to the essentials of a contemporary men’s wardrobe, and a prelude of the new blueprint for ‘what will be coming next?’; fashionable, comfortable and a bit avant-garde, starting with the monochromatic palette from black and white, with the new interpretation of the menswear through some tailoring flair, such as the slender two-button suit jacket, the white poplin shirt and the tuxedo, then follow by something colorful and vibrant: the energetic red and navy blue, with some avant-garde elements such as the spray-paint effect and the signature 18th century manuscript, appeared as a pattern on the garment, echoing with the accessories with the similar elements that makes the sportwear range looks young and contemporary, at the same time, practical and travel-friendly.
Have a closer look into the new season’s accessories, with respect to the maison’s heritage, the artistic director reinterprets them for a new intergenerational era, such as the classic ‘Alessandro’ oxford expanded in a thicker leather sole, while the archival ‘Andy’ loafer, is elevated on a creeper sole, these are only a couple of highlights that waiting for you to discover.
One can always be young and successful, apart from effort and hard work, another way to do is probably to ‘dress for success’ in a contemporary and fashionable way.
Image courtesy of Berluti / Karla Otto Hong Kong