East meets West guided Brunello Cucinelli, who offered an interesting new take on his ultraluxurious sportswear by infusing it with an athletic vibe and fresh plays on high-tech details.

Silicon strips, for example, were bonded to the inside of a cashmere sweater so that its surface had a chic embossed-like texture; the pattern was also worked on a supple leather vest, which here actually was embossed.

While the overall shapes were boxier and baggier than past seasons via stiff kimono-style jackets and relaxed-fit pants, Cucinelli also demonstrated some sharp tailoring with a mannish jacket featuring nickel lapel detailing. He paired it with a saffron-hued sweater and plaid pants, an unusual move for the designer, who typically prefers a solid palette of neutrals.

East meets West guided Brunello Cucinelli, who offered an interesting new take on his ultraluxurious sportswear by infusing it with an athletic vibe and fresh plays on high-tech details.


Silicon strips, for example, were bonded to the inside of a cashmere sweater so that its surface had a chic embossed-like texture; the pattern was also worked on a supple leather vest, which here actually was embossed.

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