Berluti’s iconic Scritto motif gets a multicolour revamp, taking over outerwear, clothing, bags and accessories in an array of vibrant, cosmic-inspired colours.
A tribute to the artisanal beauty of calligraphy and manuscripts created by Olga Berluti in the early 2000’s, the Scritto motif has since become one of Berluti’s trademarks, often engraved in Venezia leather objects or worked into jacquard fabric. This season, under Kris Van Assche’s direction, Scritto gets a pop, urban twist, with superimposed patterns taking on shades of indigo, ice grey, cosmic blue, clover and techno magenta and covering clothing and accessories for a modern, summery collection.
Worn with formal tailoring, outerwear blends traditional know-how with functional shapes and unique technical details. A technical parka is made from extremely thin water-repellent suede and finished with invisible seams. Another one features a three-fabric patchwork, mixing a check pattern with a clover green Scritto print over a cosmic blue background. A classic cashmere field jacket includes a bonded membrane to make it water-repellent. And Berluti’s emblematic nylon “B-Way” is covered in contrasted, colourful Scritto motifs.
Just like this season’s silk shirts, featuring boxy fits and large collars and paired with formal trousers. An avant-garde take on tailoring is embodied by the “Alessandro” jacket, a fully lined, full canvas construction with a sleek silhouette. Luxurious fabrics meet functional shapes and ultra-comfortable details in jogging trousers, complete with an elasticated drawstring belt. Casual looks are topped off with bright-coloured logo-ed tees and a structured neoprene hoodie embroidered in a chic leather logo.
Sneakers bring an extra dose of cool to the collection, with this season’s “Gravity” mixing Vitello Opaco leather with black mesh nylon and a three-layered rubber outsole, and featuring a black Scritto motif for the first time – or acquiring a rich wild berry tone. On the other hand, the minimal, pure- lined “Stellar” pairs essentialism with a true bootmaker attitude with a diamond cut-inspired square toe tip and decorative tone-on-tone stitches.
This season’s bags are doused in Scritto, with the “Complice” cross-body bag trading its usual Jacquard Scritto base for the new Nylon Multico fabric, complete with Vitello Piuma leather details. As does the brand new “Chill-Out” multi pocket tote. Taking on a new Storm Blue patina over its signature Venezia leather, the also new “Daylight” satchel takes Scritto engraving to new heights through a vibrant shade of clover green for a colourful, kaleidoscopic effect.