Brunello Cucinelli Spring 2017
March 31, 2017
The epitome of Italian luxury, Brunello Cucinelli founded his eponymous brand in 1978 in Solomeo, Italy. Dubbed the “King of Cashmere,” Cucinelli was the first Italian fashion designer to introduce colored cashmere, and this material continues to take center stage in each of his collections.
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection, titled “Street Style Couture,” takes inspiration from the spontaneous, rich spirit that emerges from a fusion of contemporary influences. The collection blends fun, sporty aesthetics with an agile yet feminine feel and charm. These elements merge in a mix of tailored glamour and everyday functionality. Garments are enriched with details taken from the sportswear world—activewear lines, double-striped trims, hoods, zippers, and crocheted team numbers on tops and sweaters.
Outerwear reveals the collection’s modern character; the bomber comes in a refined variety of materials ranging from fluid viscose to opaque python. As always, knitwear lies at the heart of the collection with vests, sweaters, and summer ponchos in soft silhouettes and deep necklines. Joggers and palazzo pants combine racing bands and utility details with the refined femininity of fluid and shiny fabrics. Asymmetric cuts update the midiskirt and maxiskirt, which are characterized by two perspectives—a soft, airy style, and a more structured one made with creased materials. The gray faux-fur maxiskirt may be the star of the collection, whether dressed up with a delicate top or dressed down with a metallic bomber jacket.
The color palette was inspired by the summer sun—shades of golden sands and sun-kissed land, combined with flashes of gold and silver laminates. The classic Cucinelli elements we love are woven throughout the collection—adding monili trim and sequined embroidery to the athleisure aesthetic. This season, Cucinelli wants its devotees to be comfortable in the most luxurious way.