• Text Jacob Mallinson Bird
  • 18th January 2014

Future classic

Amidst double-breasted suits and cropped trousers, it was outerwear at Cerruti that attracted the most interest.

Sleeveless knee-length coats were worn over a first coat – the overlaying highlighted by models walking with hands in pockets, pushing the sleeveless coat to one side. Some of the under-coats had armpit cutouts, revealing yet another garment underneath and, occasionally, just skin. Others were cut in a long, smock-like A-line, similar to old-fashioned British shooting raincoats. These oversized elements acted as counterweights to the close-cut suits.

Jackets and waistcoats also had a modern edge, including a cropped grey jacket with a white collar and loose hanging sleeves, and waistcoats were cut so that they did not cover the whole shoulder.

Brown was the colour of choice, with the occasional introduction of black and green. The prints were the main focus, with plaid and pinstripe featuring heavily. Towards the end of the show, a geometric print was added.

The styling, with large structural sunglasses, made the whole collection feel futuristic, yet still classic.