News travel fast in fashion, especially when it comes to changes in creative direction. In fact, more often than not, the changes happen even before the new (and last) collection of a departing creative director is available in stores. It probably does add an unintentional sense of increased desirability to a collection; somewhat a collectible for ardent fans. If you're a fan of Haider Ackermann, and especially his time at the house of Berluti, this might be up your alley.
Haider Ackermann's tenure at Berluti ends with the upcoming autumn/winter 2018 collection that is slowly arriving in stores. While his pointed shoe silhouettes were his most distinct contribution to Berluti—they were present throughout all three collections—you'd want something more specific to mark his last collection for the house. We suggest the opening look because it set the tone for the entire collection—one that is luxuriously precious, minimal and done with utter finesse.
The tan leather coat is priced at SGD15,800 but it's no surprise given how precisely it's cut. On the model, it looks as soft as any other fabric and drapes beautifully for a slightly oversized fit. And most importantly, it's thin and lightweight. Sure, at that price point, this is without a doubt, an investment piece. But if you're a fan of Ackermann, this piece is a hallmark of his aesthetic combined with Berluti's leather expertise.
Not one to whip out SGD15,800 on a coat? Here are five other sleek leather pieces to spend that money on.
Two leather cabin suitcases by Valextra (approximately SGD6,910 each via MATCHESFASHION.com)
There's beauty in simplicity and Valextra understands that. There's no fuss with this suitcase; just quality materials and ample space that is not hindered by any unnecessary construction detail.
Four pairs of cowboy boots by Brioni (approximately SGD3,200 each via SSENSE)
If actual cowboy boots were as well finished and sleek as this pair by Brioni, we'd gladly sign up. Just avoid any plaid or checks with this and there shouldn't be cause for any sartorial concern.
Nine leather racer jackets by Coach (SGD1,650 each)
A biker jacket might be designed with too many zips for your liking, but this pared back iteration adds just the right amount of edge; even if you feel like you don't have any.
16 Intrecciato nappa leather rectangular pillows by Bottega Veneta (SGD950)
It's obvious that this is not a pillow you'd use to sleep (or even nap) on. But it does makes for a great throw pillow—those that you neatly arrange on your bed only to kick them all off at night—because it's all about the aesthetics.
19 vintage key pendants by Hermès (SGD799 via Farfetch)
It's Hermès and it's vintage. That means that it's been around for a while and still looks incredible because that's just how masterful Hermès is at craftsmanship. Also, it's Hermès.
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