Building off the progressive suiting of Spring/Summer 2020, Kris Van Assche‘s vision for Berluti has only grown in scope and scale. The overarching suiting trend in menswear conveniently ties in with Berluti’s preferred garments, but Van Assche isn’t content to merely tap into the tailoring trend; he’s reinventing house staples wholesale.
Patina treatments tie in with Van Assche’s recent efforts at Berluti, executed for FW20 across opulent leather suits and matching Alessandro oxfords. The result is a closet-friendly statement piece, uniting the worlds of formality and street-smart styling in versatile muted tones. The same patina effects manifest across shearling, puffer and bomber jackets to further realize the hybrid styling, complemented by striking patterns — including Prince of Wales check and houndstooth — and bold bursts of solid-toned color (pink! blue! yellow! red!).
The co-ed presentation highlights the fluidity of Van Assche’s suits, seamlessly transitioning from a sport leather parka and joggers to a triangle knit and cropped women’s trousers. Fall/Winter 2020 delivers a packed wardrobe, one that includes both hue-streaked coats and red double-breasted blazers, all bolstered by luggage bags, totes, crossbody pouches and Berluti’s Gravity sneaker.