Saturday, June 24, 2017

BERLUTI spring 2018



Behold fashion evolved!! Ackermann took the trends and smoothed them out to the point of elegance, chic and a degree of sophistication that has been rarer than hen’s teeth on the runways this season. He also catapulted the brand into an unchartered sphere by adding women’s looks to the menu but taking androgyny to a place where it’s negligibly been seen and that is to a level of the intelligent manipulation of fashion. It's got attitude!
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The Berluti collection  ... from the shoes up ... reflects a taste level that surpasses and I’m sure evades many of its competing brands as well as their supposed critics. This is not just a case of dumbing down trends or putting men’s clothes on women … Ackermann offers this rather ... almost esoteric minimal point of view which is one of true high fashion in both a literal and cerebral level. Even the subtle color palette is refined to the point of an array of barely there tints, not colors, all offset with black.
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These are clothes that possess a slick polish and urbane approach to menswear which has been mostly void from the collections of the past several weeks. These are not clothes for the fey barely past pubescence these are the clothes of men who own their style and want to look stylish and somewhat trend driven. Let’s say it is classically trend driven! The cool factor has been set on high. There is a sort of intentional sprezzatura that few collections have achieved ... in other words. .. none of it seems contrived.
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