Friday, 8 July 2011

My MANy Bags News #332

Below: A new begining for esteemed luxury shoe brand, Berluti with the appointment of Alessandro Sartori of Z Zegna fame as its Artistic Director... look out for the brand's first ready to wear collection in 2012!

Berluti Appoints Alessandro Sartori As Artistic Director And Will Launch A Ready-To-Wear Collection For 2012

Berluti, shoemaker since 1895, will be dressing the contemporary man from head to toe from 2012 onwards. Not only will Alessandro Sartori of Z Zegna fame be appointed as the new Artistic director, but he will designed the Italian shoe brand's first ready-to-wear collection. This is to allow Berluti to present a more complete wardrobe for their esteemed clients. Alessandro's new role will commence from 1st July 2011 and he will be based in Paris.

Alessandro Sartori graduated from the Milan Design School and was until now Artistic Director for the Z Zegna line at Ermenegildo Zegna. He will devote his skill and creativity towards the development of Berluti, respecting the values and history of the House.

“Since 1895, Berluti has always been the most prestigious shoemaker in the world. Its renown, its history, and the quality of its creations are unrivalled in the Men’s universe. I am extremely proud to have been chosen to develop this emblematic House. " Alessandro declared upon his appointment

Antoine Arnault commented: “In respect of Berluti’s fabulous history and legendary customers, in keeping with this exceptional heritage, we are at last going to dress the contemporary man from head to toe. Berluti and the LVMH Group welcome Alessandro; we eagerly await his first creations.”

Berluti shoes are top of the line, with a trademark leather finish of a unique sheen that is reportedly highly original and difficult to replicate. These are shoes that the most discerning of gentlemen covet. Berluti pride themselves with a long list of illustrious and eclectic customers, from artists such as Pablo Picasso to filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg. Prices are just as exclusive, pay anything from SGD$1600 - $2900 a pair.

Berluti store in Singapore is located at #01-19a Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Tel: 6304 1329.

Source: Berluti via Club 21 Global

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