Berluti has unveiled its Christmas window displays designed by artist Emily Forgot. This British illustrator, best known for her work for the “Fragiles” show at Miami Art Basel in 2007, has designed these new window displays to open an imaginary dialogue between 2D and 3D, thus creating interplay of volumes and false perspectives. The restricted black and white palette of the decorative schemes emphasises the colours of the patinas applied to shoes and accessories, while adding an extra special touch to ready-to-wear items.
Until January 15th , all Berluti window displays worldwide will be transformed into theatre sets featuring a traditional festive meal, a smoking room with the company’s favourite gentlemen’s club atmosphere and, lastly, a dressing room which has become a hiding place for gifts. Emily Forgot’s designs can also be found in the Berluti Christmas brochure and in the Advent calendar and greetings card maker available online at Berluti.com from December 1st. The foundations of Berluti date back to Paris in 1895 and have been built by four generations of the Berluti family, who cultivated an exceptional know-how in the mastery of last making, a deep understanding of fine footwear and a passion for leather and patina. Berluti today is more than a bootmaker, in 2005 fine leather goods were introduced and, in 2011, with the appointment of Artistic Director, Alessandro Sartori, a complete clothing collection.