For Summer 2021, Berluti is introducing a new line with eye-catching braided leather details, displaying a new kind of savoir-faire and craftsmanship.
Inspired by the Maison’s ongoing collaboration with Brian Rochefort and by Rochefort’s trademark texture play in his sculptures, Berluti’s braided leather technique is featured on a selection of bags, small leather goods and sneakers.
Using the iconic Signature canvas as a base - with its grained texture and its motif merging Berluti’s logo, new bags from the Summer 2021 collection include a large white logo crest printed on the front side of each piece, outlined by a braided calf leather stripe. Available in a black, white and yellow; or a black, white and blue colour combination, the tricolor stripe is braided following a perforation pattern on the canvas, thus obtaining an exceptional visual and textural play through an innovative, luxurious technique imbued in Berluti’s DNA.
Braided leather-detailed bags include the Aventure MM weekender, the Ulysse tote, the Nino clutch, the Aventure Gulliver cross-body bag and the Whopping large tote, all of them complete with Venezia leather details and black cotton lining. Small leather goods include the Séjour card holder, the Itauba wallet and the Traveler neck pouch. A fully braided Whopping tote - in a black and blue check pattern matching an entirely braided zipped blouson-and-shorts look from the Summer 2021 collection - is also available by special order.
A new version of the Pulse - Berluti’s latest sneaker, combines state-of-the-art design and a subtle retro wink that finds the sweet spot between sport and ultra-trendy. A thick rubber outsole and leather elements comes together with a graphic white, blue, yellow and black braided leather design on the upper, making it a striking, trendy shoe, and the perfect graphic counterpoint to the organic outlines of the Brian Rochefort-printed Summer 2021 ready-to-wear pieces.
Berluti’s braided leather pieces launch across stores in May 2021.