The Autumn/Winter 2016-17 collection under the Creative Direction of Basmajian takes its cue from the original codes of masculine elegance. The Cerruti man is sophisticated, a man of the times who appreciates style over trends: a complete men’s wardrobe in evolution.
“Cerruti has always been a symbol of sophisticated male elegance. Both relaxed and self-confident, the House’s signature tailoring focuses on cut, fabrics and textures. The thrust of the new collection is discreet, yet effortless chic – an antidote to current fashion trends”, says Jason Basmajian, Cerruti 1881’s new creative director.
For his first Cerruti 1881 collection, Jason Basmajian shows a collection with virtuoso menswear standards. He has captured the brand’s hallmark sartorial spirit, the subtle blend of rigorous and generous cutting, with a sensual touch provided by the refined fabrics, some of which are produced by Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti.
The rich colour palette is inspired by mineral shades, earth tones, granite, marble and metal. Deep plum, burgundy, camel add emphasis and contrast to the classic palette.
Cerruti man opts for an eclectic approach to clothing, choosing essentials that meld comfort with elegance. A sports parka with leather trim, bomber jackets, car coats, and overcoats a shade oversized that cut a contemporary, sophisticated figure. A new tailored silhouette, including two-button suits, straight-cut or double-breasted, or three-piece models with matching waistcoats, carves out a soft, slender profile, emphasising the body’s curves naturally without even the slightest overstatement. Ultimate luxury comes in the form of fully reversible leather jackets and shearling overcoats and blousons. On the inside, shearling joins forces with Nylon, while on the outside, flannel and leather form a stunning duo. Jason Basmajian has also created an evening wardrobe, with black silk grosgrain gracing the collars, lapels, and buttons that adorn blazers cut from thick, slightly hazy two-tone silk jacquard, a dark overcoat and an about-town dinner jacket, on even a jacquard blouson with cashmere trousers for a chic yet sporty attitude to evening wear.
Round-toe derbies, lace-up boots and Chelsea boots, fitted with commando thick soles, are made from technical jacquard fabric such as smooth or grainy calfskin. The rucksacks, produced from fabrics exclusive to Cerruti 1881, are a perfect match for knitted or brushed silk ties featuring hazy motifs.