4 posts tagged "Berluti"
“Madison Avenue has always been a dream from the beginning,” Alessandro Sartori, Berluti’s artistic director, said of the brand’s new, two-story, 3,200-square-foot home (the first was farther up the street, but with a decidedly less expansive product selection). Berluti, the French heritage brand most known for its luxury shoes, is fast becoming a market leader in fine, tailor-made ready-to-wear and bespoke men’s clothing with the help of Sartori and chief executive Antoine Arnault.
“We have dedicated the bespoke collection to all of our maisons, with some variation for the New York one, in terms of fabrics and colors,” Sartori offered (limited-edition leather and patina roller bags are also sold exclusively in the New York location). “Otherwise, what we do for the show is what you see in the store,” he said, stressing that quality is always key.
Berluti only recently began showing complete ready-to-wear collections in Paris—a move that helps showcase Sartori’s skills (he was formerly creative director of Z Zegna). And his collections clearly convey his obsessive love of craft. “Everything we do is in-house. I’ll go directly with a sketch to one of our tailors, who then cuts the garment…and there is a long discussion,” he explained. “The design is what I like, but the way to construct it is coming from this strong collaboration with our Paris ateliers, who give us advice.” Continue Reading “Berluti Gets a Madison Avenue Maison” »
LVMH’s acquisition of Loro Piana—the Italian house known for its super-luxe cashmere and wool wares—earned its final approvals today. And to seal the deal, LVMH appointed Antoine Arnault (son of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault) as the brand’s chairman, reports WWD. This is just one example of the Arnault children’s increasing responsibility in their father’s company: Antoine is also the CEO of menswear house Berluti, and his sister, Delphine, stepped into the role of executive vice president of Louis Vuitton this summer. Delphine also helped spearhead LVMH’s new young designer prize, which, announced last month, will award the winning talent with 300,000 euros.
Yesterday in Paris, Berluti presented its new menswear collection during what can only be described as a gentleman’s garden party. Set on the lush grounds of Hôtel de Sully—a seventeenth century mansion hidden in Le Marais—the show introduced designer Alessandro Sartori’s Spring ’14 men of leisure. Here, in a film directed by Fabien Constant, Berluti invites us inside its secret garden. It almost makes you feel like you were there, no?
Vintage Cardin For Sale (Cardin Included), Galliano Goes It Alone, Sartori Explores New Sartorial Frontiers, And More…-------
Got a spare $1.46 billion dollars? The Pierre Cardin label could be yours! Monsieur Cardin has put his namesake brand up for sale—only catch (or bonus, depending on your point of view): Cardin himself comes with. [WSJ]
John Galliano’s trial is set to begin next week—without Galliano’s lawyer, Stephane Zerbib. Rumors circulating earlier had Zerbib quitting, but Team JG has released a statement claiming the attorney was fired. [Vogue U.K.]
Alessandro Sartori, creative director of Z Zegna, is stepping into new shoes, career-wise. After eight years at Zegna, he will leave his position and move to luxury footwear specialist Berluti. Head designer of Jil Sander menswear Paul Surridge is set to take his place. [WWD]
Kristen McMenamy’s reign continues. The silver-haired supe covers the latest Italian Vogue and shows she’s just as game at 46 as any of her younger colleagues to show some skin. It’s Vogue Italia: The Swimsuit Issue! [Huffington Post]