May 20, 2020
Berluti’s SIGNATURE Canvas a tribute to the art of calligraphy created by Olga Berluti
This season, Berluti presents SIGNATURE – the maison’s first patterned canvas created by Kris Van Assche.
Inspired by the archives, the SIGNATURE Canvas blends the new Berluti logo, taken from the shoe tree of the very first pair of shoes made by Alessandro Berluti, and the undulating strokes of the iconic Scritto motif, a tribute to the art of calligraphy created by Olga Berluti.
“My idea was to design a printed canvas that would look as if it had always existed in the archives”, says Kris Van Assche. “The more I think of the future, the more I want to anchor it in a historical context. This SIGNATURE Canvas creates a bridge between the past and the present.”
Printed over a black background in shades of slate and lead grey reminiscent of the Parisian landscape, SIGNATURE is made in a textured coated fabric that resists everyday use, and completed with Berluti’s trademark finishing, including leather details topped off with bootmaker studs that bring a metallic sparkle to each piece. This new collection offers a variety of briefcases, cross-body bags, clutches, totes, backpacks and a sailor bag.
The new SIGNATURE Canvas signifies the unique creative flair and historical know-how typical of Berluti, once again reinventing the boundaries between craftsmanship and style characterised by the maison.