Inspired by a photo by Erwin Blumenfeld the SS18 Berluti collection is the story of a reinvented palette where traditional summer hues are seen through a modern and dynamic lens. The perfecto has been refined thanks to an icy blue or milky white bonded leather lining. The raw seam finishes are softened by coloring the hems, a technique that brings to mind the leather savoir-faire of the Maison.
For the Spring-Summer 2018 collection, the bomber jacket is made of Ottoman leather. The light cashmere coats are seen in a variety of cool colors to wear for summer. Silk punctuates all the silhouettes: a jersey silk tank top, the lining of a jogging pant or a silky band on a trouser.
For the Spring-Summer collection, Haider Ackermann plays with the codes of the materials and twists these inspired casual pieces.
The bags take their inspiration from a sensual desire for tactility. Inspired by the traditional Alessandro Oxford shoe, we find a soft nubuck flat slipper made of one single piece of leather, while boots feature a lower cut than previous seasons. The patination of the footwear palette – which colors of the collection – is both a continuation of the Maison’s heritage and an ode to Blumenfeld’s experimental techniques.