Berluti

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Berluti
Subsidiary of public company
Industry Fashion
Founded 1895 (1895)
Founder Alessandro Berluti
Headquarters Paris, France
Products shoes, boots, leatherware
Owner LVMH
Website www.berluti.com
Berluti original store on rue Marbeuf in the 8th arrondissement of Paris

Berluti is a subsidiary brand of LVMH that manufactures and retails menswear. It is known for its unique leather finishing of calfskin, kangaroo leather and alligator skin,[1] especially in its production of shoes and boots. It also makes leather belts, bags, and wallets, as well as bespoke and ready-to-wear garments. Established in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti of Marche, Berluti is based in Paris on rue Marbeuf. Alessandro Sartori was its artistic director for 5 years, ending his role in February 2016.[2]

History[edit]

Alessandro Sartori was Berluti's creative director for 5 years, overseeing its first clothing collections

Berluti was founded in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti, and later run by Olga Squeri, also known as Olga Berluti.[3] The LVMH group acquired Berluti in 1993. In 2012, Berluti acquired Paris tailor house Arny's and launched its first prêt-à-porter menswear collections.

Berluti is headed since 2012 by LVMH's CEO Bernard Arnault's son, Antoine Arnault, who also serves as the chairman of Loro Piana.[4] In March 2014, Isabella Capece Galeota became director of image and communications.[5]

Berluti patrons have included Pierre Bergé, Jean Cocteau, Alain Delon, Dean Martin,[6] Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Proust, and Roman Polanski.[7]

Retail locations[edit]

Berluti Kobe
Berluti Hong Kong

The brand has limited distribution,[8] just 46 boutiques worldwide and 20 wholesale accounts.[6]

North America[edit]

Europe[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Asia[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Berluti Stores
  2. ^ berluti.com Alessandro Sartori accessed 5/11/2015
  3. ^ Olga Berluti
  4. ^ businessoffashion.com Antoine Arnault
  5. ^ Socha, Miles (17 March 2014). "Louis Vuitton Taps Edouard Schneider to Head P.R.". WWD. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Women's Wear DailySartori exits Berluti February 1, 2016
  7. ^ rizzoliusa.com Berluti: At Their Feet
  8. ^ Official site accessed 11/16/2015
  9. ^ (Chinese) 台北101官方網站 taipei-101.com.tw

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