Just in: Kris Van Assche's first capsule collection for Berluti is revealed
A sign of things to come
This year, we've had plenty of showstopping debuts at some of the world's biggest design houses. From Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton to Kim Jones at Dior Homme, Hedi Slimane at Celine and Riccardo Tisci at Burberry, there's been no shortage of headline-worthy collections coming our way this year. Now, there's just one left to see.
Upon announcing his departure from Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche revealed in April that he was headed to Berluti. Shortly after, the brand announced that Van Assche's first collection for the house wouldn't be revealed until January 2019, however we've been given a first taste of what to expect with the announcement of a surprise capsule collection today.
The collection features minimalist silhouettes with the brand's iconic codes reimagined through the eyes of its new designer. In a release, the brand explained: "The classic 'Alessandro' oxford is reimagined with a thicker leather sole, while the brand's traditionally hand-worked patina signature is developed in a dual blue and red colourway, echoed in bags. The archival 'Andy' loafer — named after Warhol — is elevated on a creeper sole, and the 'Scritto', an eighteenth-century manuscript motif inherent to Berluti, features in a graphic print on casualwear and bags, allowing the maison's own history to initiate new beginnings."
Van Assche's new 'Berluti 1895 Paris' signature is also featured on a jacket and shirt, whilst the brand's leather craftsmanship is celebrated via separates including a suit, hoodie and a cap.
Discover the collection in full below...
The capsule collection will be available across the Middle East in early January 2019. Given that we're just days away from November, that will be here in no time at all...
Until then, find out how to get your hands on some of Virgil Abloh's first designs for Louis Vuitton.