Hailed as one of the most elegant of French fashion houses, Cerruti’s reputation has grown out off exquisite tailoring. For spring, designer extraordinaire Jason Basmajian shook up that tailoring rule book by infusing the whole collection with a sense of youthful joie de vivre.
Other publications are waxing lyrical about the undeniable Japanese vibe - dark light pulsating with florescent signs and wires, traffic lights and a webbed maze of a runway; all of which brings Tokyo to the forefront but this writer was reminded of a field in the English countryside in the summer called Glastonbury. This was no bad thing - in fact, in was rather glorious in the ways that tailoring was brought bang up to date.
A more youthful collection that ever, tailoring was supremely easy and more lounge than before - Bermuda shorts that are as high waisted as last seasons highly covetable trousers and silk pants and sweats that evoke the sense of a rakish man that travels in style - straight from the airport runway to the beach bar. The sense of ease came from the choice of fine fabrics. Drawing inspiration from the kimono; boxy sleeves and long streamlined silhouettes dominated. This was at its best when promotions were playfully tousled - pleated trousers with drawstring waists, silks and the rather incredible anoraks which would make you the most glamorous Glastonbury glamper of them all.
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