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| 17 July 2014
CERRUTI 1881 Fall Winter 2014 Collection
This season CERRUTI 1881 presents a collection that epitomizes modern luxury and points the way forward for menswear. With its rich fabrics, slim silhouettes, and European sensibility, the collection is sophisticated, sporty and state-of-the-art.
Always at the forefront of fabrication and craftsmanship, this season CERRUTI 1881 demonstrates the wide range of possibilities in mouliné. An innovative technique for twisting two contrasting yarns together to create a new fabric, mouliné produces stunning visual and textural effects that can be found throughout the collection, which includes an iridescent burgundy-blue velvet jacket; a sleek pullover with a pattern that mimics a “slub” weave; and casual pants in a new mouliné jacquard.
Suits showcase the mouliné effect, too. The season’s star two-piece in charcoal grey is created from a new compact fabric that is crisp to the touch. The suit’s silhouette has also been updated with a slimmer fit and narrower lapels. The look is masculine and clean.
Let it Flow
Because it produces new fabrics that require minimal construction, the mouliné technique melds into another key of the season: fluidity. Clean lines are a hallmark of CERRUTI 1881 and for autumn/winter, the collection is a marvel of minimalism. Coats are unconstructed, with no lining, no shoulder pads, and minimal stitching as in a voluminous herringbone overcoat with raw edges and an A-line silhouette; and in the newly imagined “Mac”, a seamless, hand-sewn coat made from two layers of cashmere-wool – beige outside, and charcoal grey inside. Both are perfect, modern incarnations of the luxurious-yet-relaxed style that Nino Cerruti pioneered nearly 50 years ago.
The ability to marry luxurious fabrics and traditional craftsmanship with a sportier attitude is another key to the season. An embossed leather jacket in chocolate brown is cut slim and cropped – for strong appeal. Equally attractive is a quilted down jacket that highlights the season’s fabric- and colour-blocking trend: dark olive lambskin in front, warm charcoal wool in back.
Last but not least in a collection filled with outstanding outerwear is a reversible blouson that is water-resistant on one side and, a cool waffle-weave on the other. Made from two fabrics stitched together only at the collar, it neatly sums up the CERRUTI 1881 focus on luxurious craftsmanship and innovative materials, a tradition, deeply embedded in the mindset of the House.
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