The Peak (Singapore)
OLD IS NEW AGAIN
OTHER WAYS IN WHICH FASHION HOUSES ARE EMBRACING THEIR HERITAGE.
BERLUTI HERITAGE FURNITURE
Aside from top-notch leather shoes, bags and tailoring, Parisian brand Berluti also offers covetable pieces of furniture. Its lifestyle offerings date back to the 1960s, when thirdgeneration Berluti owner Talbino Berluti created the Club Chair. Made of the brand’s patinated Venezia leather, it was designed for optimal foot placement during shoe-fitting.
Recently, Berluti presented two furniture lines, Marbeuf and Swann. The Marbeuf range pays tribute to the Club Chair and the brand’s Alessandro shoe through the use of Venezia leather with no visible stitching. The streamlined Swann line mixes materials such as wood and leather with cashmere or wool.
MONCLER MARKING 70 YEARS
As this issue went to print in late September, high-end outerwear brand Moncler announced that it would celebrate its 70th anniversary with a big show at Milan Fashion Week. The event would also mark the beginning of 70 days of special events around the world.
The highlight of the celebrations? Seven new interpretations of Moncler’s signature Maya short puffer jacket by seven forward-thinking designers who have worked with the brand, including Thom Browne, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Rick Owens and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Their surely exciting designs will be revealed in a series of drops starting from Oct 15.
RALPH LAUREN POLO ORIGINALS
This season, Ralph Lauren highlights its signature brand of mid-century American Ivy League prep in a big way with Polo Originals, an assortment of pieces that channels the company's origins. Part of the Polo Ralph Lauren fall collection, Polo Origins includes items such as Fair Isle wool sweaters, trench coats and tweed outerwear.
And not just any old sweaters or jackets, mind you, but pieces made from fabrics by heritage brands:
The trench coats, for instance, are made from oilcloth by British Millerain, a waxed-cotton specialist established in 1880; the Shetland tweeds are produced by one of the last remaining vertical wool mills in Great Britain.