Brunello Cucinelli Fall 2017 - Runway Review
February 22, 2017
Brunello Cucinelli took his woman on a journey of exploration for fall along a rich and versatile path. His fall collection, designed for the modern, urban traveler, offered a versatile wardrobe that seamlessly melded function and luxury.
Decidedly masculine, the brand’s signature upscale fabrics were lightened with a feminine flair; at once contemporary, the pieces were rooted in Cucinelli’s art of craftsmanship. The military elements were softened thanks to lace, embroidery, feathers and vintage details. To wit, a classic double-breasted blazer paired delightfully with a see-through tulle maxi skirt.
Cucinelli also beautifully mixed slouchy corduroy pants with his signature cardigan in alpaca and mohair (infused with a sprinkling of sequins, natch) all the while conveying his masterful sense of relaxed ease. A shearling biker jacket with an antique gold metallic sheen shearling jacket was gorgeous, as were the silk pants and denim boyfriend jeans embellished with a Lurex side band.
Generally speaking, Cucinelli’s shapes were oversized and caressed the body comfortably. Natural textures like alpaca, cashmere and mohair were used liberally throughout and given volume without sacrificing a stylish attitude. The collection was effortless yet substantial, and spoke volumes about their desirability with a simple whisper.