The origins of Berluti’s new collection lie in a journey taken by creative director Alessandro Sartori to the desert landscape of Marfa, Texas, with its sun-bleached sands, scrubby wild grasses, burned asphalt roads and dust-covered detritus. The nearby Chinati Foundation, and particularly the sharp-edged artworks in copper by its founder Donald Judd, also inspired the collection’s hardware.
Joining Berluti’s creative director Alessandro Sartori to work on the collection this season is the Brooklyn-based artist, Scott Campbell. Known for the strong graphic lines of his tattoo art, he has created designs that are etched and sewn onto the leather surfaces of bags and shoes, simple, rune-like scratches and stitches that radiate into helixes and snake into swirls. Campbell’s geometric motifs also appear in embroidery, laser prints and jacquards, and are featured on the invitation to this show.
Hands one, one of the favourite shows from the season. So many amazing pieces, craftsmanship and materials. Here are my favourite looks from the brand’s show in Paris last week: