LA­BEL LOVER

CERRUTI 1881

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style News -

Amer­i­can de­signer Ja­son Bas­ma­jian left Gieves & Hawkes, the Sav­ile Row tai­lor he rein­vig­o­rated over his three-year ten­ure as cre­ative di­rec­tor, late last year to take the helm at Cerruti 1881. His de­but col­lec­tion demon­strates his in­ten­tion to take the brand back to its glory days when Nino Cerruti’s vi­sion was at the cut­ting edge of menswear. Bas­ma­jian’s vi­sion for win­ter 2016 comes in a tight pal­ette of min­eral shades, earth tones and gran­ite, with ac­cents of deep plum and camel. “Cerruti has al­ways been a sym­bol of so­phis­ti­cated male el­e­gance,” says Bas­ma­jian. “Both re­laxed and self-con­fi­dent, the house’s sig­na­ture tai­lor­ing fo­cuses on cut, fab­rics and tex­tures.” And it is tai­lor­ing, un­sur­pris­ingly, that un­der­pins the whole win­ter 2016 col­lec­tion, with won­der­fully wear­able two-but­ton suits a stand­out. The fab­rics are in­ter­est­ing—tweed is wo­ven in twill for jog­ging trousers, shear­ling is fused with wa­ter-re­sis­tant flan­nel, a sports parka with leather trim—while fully re­versible leather jack­ets and shear­ling over­coats and blousons make for ideal every­day wear. It is all in­no­va­tive, but none of it is alien­at­ing. A rare and dif­fi­cult bal­anc­ing act.

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