A legacy shoemaker, the maison of Berluti stands by the creed that declares "you cannot be elegant if you are not comfortable and well shod." Founded in 1985 by Mr. Alessandro Berluti, the Parisian house originated with bespoke footwear — but today, their contemporary ready-to-wear is very much as known as their two-toned leather derbies. Recently helmed by Colombian designer Haider Ackermann, the house strides on new beginnings — and venturing into mangles (aka man bangles) seems to be on the list.
Debuting the house's first line of bracelets, Berluti invites jewellery designer Charlotte Chesnais to instil her architectural elegance into the collection. It's a choice of triumphant stealth, considering Chesnais' decade-long partnership with Nicolas Ghesquière during his tenure at Balenciaga and her award-winning eponymous accessories line of sculptural selections.
For Berluti, the jewellery artisan crafts a classic double-tour calf leather bracelet featuring the mechanism of cedar wood shoe-trees on the clasp, as well as a steely bangle inscribed with the maison's iconic Scritto motif on the inside. Stacked together for a black-tie fete or worn solo for a day of crisp denim, these bracelets make for an all-occasion dapper statement. Remember, not everything on your wrist has to tick.
Charlotte Chesnais x Berluti bracelet collection will be available in November at the Berluti boutique, #01-13 Ngee Ann City.