CERRUTI 1881 SS2019 Collection is an evolution that never loses sight of the quintessential House DNA. This is the leitmotif for the latest collection, which channels the dress code imagined by Nino Cerruti, in its most pared-down expression.
Crisp, fresh, flowing, and soft are the watchwords this season; silhouettes, shapes, volumes and fabrics lead the way.
The collection is inspired by the timeless elegance of traditional Japanese textile design in all its subtlety.
Classic textures, cuts, patterns and pieces are meshed with elements from the CERRUTI 1881’s archives and the contemporary chic of deconstructed tailoring, creating an airy look and feel.
The rich palette of olive, marine and brown shades is typically masculine, while the fabrics are natural. Linen crepe, silk, organic Pima cotton (worked in some instances so as to produce a paper-like texture), and nubuck with technical nylon as a counterpoint in places create the season’s most remarkable pieces, which range from striped jacquard tank tops and washed-silk jogging bottoms worn with trench coats, to jackets and coats with Japanese-inspired collars and sleeves.
Technical fabric shorts become key pieces, mixed with both tailored items and casual coats. Like the CERRUTI 1881 trench, revisited here in paper-textured nylon or linen crepe, worn with Bermudas or satin jogging bottoms.
This streamlined collection is studded with a number of exclusive motifs - handcrafted tie and dye patterns influenced by traditional Japanese indigo designs, and stripes redolent of the kimono.
Paired with light, functional accessories, the tailoring is transformed.
Flip-flops, babouches, slippers, sneakers with rubber soles, and sleek leather and canvas bags give the silhouette a sense of laidback chic.
This season collection also introduces a capsule of unisex pieces with a resolutely masculine vibe – loose fitting, generously proportioned silk shirts, kimono inspires coats, relaxed tailored suits, pleated trousers and sleeveless jackets but all flexibly styled to suit both a CERRUTI man and woman.