By  on January 9, 2020

PARIS — When Kris Van Assche arrived at Berluti in April 2018, he found a brand whose heritage was mostly confined to its classic patinated leather shoes. So the Belgian designer went about inventing new historical markers for the house, composed of elements of the past with a modern twist.

Enter Berluti’s new Signature canvas, which breaks down parts of the Scritto, its signature 18th-century manuscript motif, and the logo Van Assche introduced at the start of his tenure, based on the letters carved into a wooden shoe tree dating back to 1895, the year founder Alessandro Berluti established himself as a shoemaker.

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