Berluti Éclair
by Stephen Garner

Berluti ÉclairFor the fall/winter 2018 season, Berluti is introducing a new shoe last, called Éclair.

First showcased during the spring/summer ‘18 show taking place last June at the Monnaie de Paris, it is an elegant, state-of-the-art addition to the two other existing Berluti formal lasts, among which classic Démesures and, naturally-outlined Galet.

Éclair is a distinguished, slender, sharp shape putting a thoroughly modern spin on artisan bootmaking. Featuring a hidden welt stitching – where the latter is invisible, as sewn inside the welt – it makes for a remarkably flexible outsole. It is available in five different models, including the iconic Alessandro – the original Berluti lace-up shoe, created by Alessandro Berluti in 1895 – and the Caractère boot, available both in Venezia leather and in suede, as well as a buckled model and an ankle zip boot prominently featured in the spring/summer ’18 show, paired with the effortlessly chic ready-to-wear collection.

Each Éclair model is available in Venezia leather – which, created by Olga Berluti in 1990, allows for extraordinarily clear and deep patinas to surface – both in Deep Black and Brun shades.

The new Éclair boot will be available in Berluti stores from June 2018.