Berluti launches first capsule collection for women

Berluti launches first capsule collection for women
Berluti launches first capsule collection for women

 

Paris, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Berluti has unveiled a capsule collection dedicated for the first time to women. Available exclusively at Le Bon Marché through October 8 and then in Berluti’s Paris stores from October 10, the range features five ready-to-wear shoe styles set to become musts in a chic women’s wardrobe.

For more than a century, Berluti has enjoyed a reputation for excellence and inimitable elegance in men’s footwear. This quality has also attracted a number of exceptional women, from Greta Garbo to Patti Smith and, more recently Sophie Marceau, all of whom ordered made-to-measure Berluti shoes.

The new women’s capsule collection is based on iconic men’s styles – the Alessandro lace-up, Andy loafer, Classic Sicilia slip-on, Classic Chelsea Boot and the new Contrast Oxford – with a distinctly light and feminine touch.

The collection is available from October 8 in a “Stolen from Men” space in Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, as well as a pop-up store in the shoes department. It will also be available in Paris Berluti stores starting October 01.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Berluti announces the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative DirectorBerluti announces the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

Berluti announces the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director
Berluti announces the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

 

Paris, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Berluti is pleased to announce the appointment of Haider Ackermann as Creative Director.  The appointment is effective immediately and the designer will present his first collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2017.

Haider Ackermann enrolled at the Royal Academy of fine Arts in Antwerp in 1994 and started his own label in 2003. He presented his first menswear collection in June 2013 in Paris.

“I am very happy to welcome Haider at Berluti, his talent and creative commitment make him the perfect choice for this position. I am sure that his vision will bring a unique opportunity to Berluti”, said Antoine Arnault, Chief Executive Officer of Berluti.

“I am very honored to join Berluti. This house stands for the essence of luxury menswear and embracing this new adventure inspires me.” Haider Ackermann declared.

Berluti was established in Paris in 1895 and has been built by four generations of shoemakers. In 2005 fine leather goods were introduced and, in 2011, a complete clothing collection. A unique bespoke service from head to toe is now available through Berluti’s workshops in rue Marbeuf and rue de Sèvres. Berluti now has over 45 stores worldwide.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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LVMH: Givenchy, Berluti, Kenzo, Dior and Loewe presented looks that will define Fall/Winter 2016/17 trends at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris

PARIS, 2016-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Men’s Fashion Week took place in Paris from January 21-24. Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Berluti, Kenzo, Dior and Loewe all presented looks that will define Fall/Winter 2016/17 trends.

Louis Vuitton
An eternal traveler, the Louis Vuitton man has returned to his roots, taking inspiration from Parisians of yesterday and today for his Fall/Winter wardrobe. From Baron de Redé to the Art Deco period, Men’s Style Director Kim Jones draws on a variety of inspirations. Silk ensembles and large scarves accessorized the necks of sophisticated silhouettes, while military berets, khaki bomber jackets and backpacks equip the urban adventurer. The Vuitton man is above all a traveler who is constantly on the move, wearing the traces of his voyages on his jackets and t-shirts, which are marked with the Louis Vuitton stamp like a passport, the signature of the show.

Givenchy
Riccardo Tisci has designed an unabashedly virile menswear collection, symbolizing his stylistic freedom by blending strong pieces with low-key looks. Like the Bostwana Renegades, young African heavy metal fans who inspired the creative director, his silhouettes are dressed in black leather jackets and bomber jackets with cobra motifs. Meanwhile, fringes, large-buckled belts and velvet ankle boots reinvent the cowboy figure. Tweed suit coats and close-fitting black suits add calm to the collection. Twelve female models made an entrance over the course of the show, draped in haute couture designs from Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

Berluti
Alessandro Sartori’s collection for Berluti is marked by sophisticated minimalism. Square volumes leave ample room for a laid-back vibe: shirts are replaced by loose T-shirts and turtlenecks with rolled up sleeves, pants reveal a naked ankle and shoes worn without socks. Shoe models have been reinvented, connecting the shoemaker’s craftmanship with the codes of sports footwear. Pieces made from soft materials are marked by striped graphics, as well as tattoo art imagined by artist Scott Campbell. Drawn onto the models’ skin, tattoos are also present on shoes, bags, knitwear and scarves, adding a folk-rock touch to the collection.

Kenzo
Kenzo sent out its Fall/Winter looks to the sound of a hundred singing voices gathered in the center of the podium. The vibrations of the chorus joined together with those of this eclectic collection, with its printed silk shirts, velvet coats, wide woolen pants and imitation-alligator jackets. Kenzo’s color palette, as audacious as ever, ranges from burgundy to mustard to pastel blue. The palette is completed by Japanese-inspired motifs, an homage by Carol Lim and Umberto Leon to Kenzo Takada, the founder of the brand, whose handwritten signature was printed on several pieces in the collection.

Dior
Subversion defines the mood for Kris Van Assche’s Fall/Winter 2016/17 collection. On a podium transformed into a chic skate park, silhouettes combine traditional codes with New Wave culture. Narrow suit jackets contrast with oversized pants, white shirts borrow checked motifs from overcoats, and accessories are in full rebellion: Dior’s emblematic pink is matched with dark wardrobe colors and coupled with black, conveying a resolutely youthful and contemporary vision of the Dior man.

Loewe
No catwalk for Loewe, which opted for a presentation in Paris in conjunction with the launch of a new media campaign, revealing a striking menswear collection. Inspired by the rocky natural setting of Cuenca, Spain, Jonathan Anderson continues to rework the House signature, imagining a collection of raw, wild elegance. Organic materials and animal motifs give a primitive flavor to the silhouettes, whose movements are freed thanks to extra-wide cuts. The Loewe creative director designed the accessories in XXL formats, notably the bags, including the collection’s newest addition, the Goya.

SOURCE: LVMH

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© Louis Vuitton © Givenchy © Berluti © Kenzo © Christian Dior © Jamie Hawkesworth / Loewe

© Louis Vuitton © Givenchy © Berluti © Kenzo © Christian Dior © Jamie Hawkesworth / Loewe

LVMH: Berluti celebrates its 120th anniversary

© Berluti

© Berluti

 

PARIS, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Berluti is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the shoemaker’s founding with the publication of its first book, entitled At Their Feet, an ode to iconic shoes and the creative talents who wore them.

Loafers, slip-ons, boots or Oxfords … The models created by Berluti since 1895 set the standard in luxury footwear, earning them a loyal following among artists. To fête 120 years of shoemaking savoir-faire and the artists who wore its shoes, Berluti has published a strikingly original book entitled At Their Feet.

Showcased by photographer Erwan Frottin, the shoes and their stories are recounted through the artists who brought them to life, including Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Yves Saint Laurent, Greta Garbo, Jean Cocteau and other illustrious customers who embodied Berluti elegance. Designed and illustrated by the creative director duo M/M (Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag), the book includes quotes from the artists and texts by American author Glenn O’Brien, an expert in fashion and lifestyle.

The limited edition of 200 numbered copies went on sale on December 15th. The Venezia leather cover can be customized with a distinctive patina, tattoos or initials. Both the limited edition and a classic edition are available at Berluti flagship stores.

At Their Feet, published by Editions Rizzoli
64 pages, 52 color and b/w illustrations, 33 x 43 cm
Available at Berluti stores and the Colette concept store.

SOURCE: LVMH