Berluti presents its latest artisanally crafted point norvégien detail, present in a selection of shoes, leather goods and ready-to-wear pieces.
First revealed during the Winter 2021 fashion performance which took place on April 8th, point norvégien is a white stitch braided embroidery, traditionally employed in shoemaking to better insulate the upper and the welt from extreme weather, and which can exclusively be achieved by hand. Used not only in shoes, but also in bags, leather outerwear and ready-to-wear pieces, it highlights Berluti’s craftmanship and bootmaker expertise.
Berluti’s creative team has drawn inspiration from the bold Ultima shoe - a 2001 model imagined by Olga Berluti and kept among the Maison’s archives - to come up with an innovative shoe with a thick rubber outsole and a modern attitude. Designed with an audacious round shape within a square toe and with everyday wear comfort in mind, it is made in Venezia leather with TDM Intenso patina – the most emblematic patina of the maison and completed by decorative point norvégien.
Point norvégien is also found in bags, both as a decorative and a functional element, intensifying Berluti’s artisanal value. Two brand new bags – part of the Winter 2021 collection - pay homage to the technique by taking the names of Norwegian towns: Narvik is an exceptionally supple special-order tote. Emblematics are also reworked to include point norvégien, featured in the Un Jour briefcase, the Toujours tote and the Nino clutch, all of them in Venezia leather.
Finally, a selection of outerwear and suiting pieces from the collection take on the artisanal braiding of point norvégien, used to accentuate the silhouette and underline Berluti’s craftsmanship and savoir-faire. Raglan sleeves are hinted at in a checkered coat and a short jacket through leather bands complete with white stitching; leather blousons are decorated with it, both tone-on-tone and in contrasting colours; and a down jacket displays the braided stitching over its quilting lines, rendering it unique.
The Berluti Ultima shoe is now available in Berluti stores. The point norvégien leather goods and ready-to-wear pieces will be available in Berluti stores from October 2021.