Now more than ever, nature and well-being emerge as essential inspirations, which are elevated to everyday ideals by a widespread and conscious sensitivity. Comfort, calm and gracefulness are sensations that flow with ease throughout the Brunello Cucinelli Spring Summer 2021 Womenswear Collection.
Tracing a fluid and linear path, the pleasure of dressing well is guided by a relaxed spirit, naturally steering towards discreet charm that blends elegance with modernity, formality with an effortless style. There is no room for excess or contrived accents, it all revolves around authenticity, uniqueness and the distinctive values that straightforwardly express a sense of comfort.
The fusion of design, tradition and craftsmanship tends to naturally transcend seasons. The utmost attention to detail, to materials of the highest quality and skillful manufacturing techniques stems from deep reflection, transmitting an exclusive character to even the simplest looks.
The natural rhythm of the collection can be seen clearly in the tone-on-tone combinations. In monochrome effect looks, contrasting surfaces create depth, at the same time expressing intensity and lightness.
Stability is expressed with soothing and relaxing nuances of beige, ranging from cool and extremely light hues to the more intense ones. A sense of purity and rebirth flows through the multitude of shades of white. As a great alternative to colonial neutrals, the ample palette of grays conveys a sense of moderation and balance, as a pleasant antidote for the hustle and bustle of urban living.
Greens, in natural nuances of sage and moss, transmit serenity. Tones of pink, light blue and lime are sun bleached or saturated with garnet red and ultramarine blue. Blacks, charcoals and leads introduce elements that break up beiges with a graphic effect.
The celebration of vegetable fibers evokes a charming natural mood, based on the harmonious contrast between raw and polished surfaces. Rustic dialogues with couture, dense and opaque materials alternate with translucent and featherweight effects. Coarse linen and soft leathers are brightened up by metallic reflections, while platinum lamé fabrics highlight the irregularity of the textures.
Men’s heritage sartorial patterns merge formal with colonial notes. Chalk stripes of all sizes and proportions, whether distinct or blurred, are redesigned with lurex or bouclé yarns, while Prince of Wales, houndstooth and checks are presented in micro versions. Floral patterns emerge with tonal reinterpretations through prints, embroidery and exclusive knitted fabrics.
A sense of well-being blurs the boundaries between loungewear and daywear and makes room for a new spontaneous elegance. Silhouettes and volumes take on a more linear and orderly appearance, colours become relaxing and patterns restrained. The “classics” are reinterpreted with new codes, giving life to an interplay of opposites where formal and informal attire swap roles. Fibers with a rustic flair become sophisticated, sitting in harmony alongside precious sartorial and handcrafted elements.
Thanks to linen, jute and suede, as well as utility pockets, organza safari jackets and honey coloured desert boots, colonial notes are tinged with refined taste. Boxy, oversized and maxi shirts sit on top of shorts and Bermudas in a balanced interplay of shapes. In the increasingly extensive quest for simple elegance, where balance is achieved by a handful of elements, accessories take on a key role. Sartorial rigor and soft shapes take on a natural and summery style thanks to braided rope belts and sandals, straw hats and canvas bags.
Linen, jute, hemp, silk, cashmere – natural fibers take on soft and pleasant forms, are tinged with neutral hues and contribute to the creation of a linear and relaxed aesthetic. Even the nautical world evoked by cable knits and stripes embraces the rugged taste of wicker effects, of hemp meshes and weaves, and of slubbed mouliné, which enhances the instinctive mood of the collection.
Knitted matching sets combine the pleasure of loungewear with the desire for casual elegance. Macramé features irregular jute ropes and precious sequin yarns knotted together. Intarsia techniques show off textured foliage patterns, while modern raffia yarns are skillfully crochet stitched.
Sartorial influences become less rigid thanks to soft and relaxing shapes and materials. Designs are longer and updated with new detailing on the cuffs and waist. Straps and leather anklets gather volumes at the ankle, lending femininity to menswear and utility inspired silhouettes. Vegetable fiber belts, macro buckles and jewel-like chains convey a versatile and feminine appeal.
Bermuda and city shorts take on sartorial lines or are enhanced by patterns created with geometric-shaped embroidery, floral motifs and special laser prints. The loose design of barrel and curved fit trousers embraces cargo and iconic, five-pocket details. Updated with new silhouettes and braided belts, denims feature innovative washing techniques that – alongside timeless indigo shades – explore neutral tones, such as desert and stone.
Skirts encompass a wide range of silhouettes, and find their utmost expression in the midi version. Straight, minimalist, fluid and with feminine splits, they lend themselves well to any occasion, formal or casual alike. Voluminous shapes enriched with precious embroidery, made from crispy poplin or lightweight and translucent fabrics, are perfect for the evening or resort style.
Sartorial jackets take on everyday wear when matched with city and Bermuda shorts, long skirts, utility pants and natural-toned denims. Ethereal organza safari jackets fasten with simple fabric belts, for a comfortable fit.
The more classic suits highlight femininity with blazers featuring large lapels and small belts tied around the waist, paired with loose-fit high-waist pleated trousers. As the utmost expression of a fresh and informal appeal, suits with trousers, skirts or baggy Bermuda shorts are made from washed-effect wool, textured linen enriched with platinum lamé accents, micro-striped or matelassé crispy cotton, or even wet-effect cloths.
An air of calmness and reflection guides the entire accessories collection. Matte and glossy surfaces, suede and canvas, polished effects and grained nappa leathers are paired together or alternated, always ensuring a perfect balance.
Iconic bags are characterized by innovative handcrafted details and destructured shapes that are both ultra-lightweight and versatile, thanks to their progressive sizes. New hobo bags convey a sense of softness and simplicity, and come in a variety of sizes, ranging up to innovative foulard-inspired styles. Macramé and handcrafted three-dimensional flowers create unique textures.
Footwear offers comfort and a refined aesthetic for any occasion. Rope soles naturally dialogue with monili surfaces on the more summery sandals, while sophisticated simplicity enhances shoes of all heel heights, for day and evening wear alike. Sneakers with knit uppers combine comfort with quality and elegance.