Luciano Barbera Fall/Winter 2017
Inspired by the understated elegance at the core of the brand – as well as the beauty of its home in Biella – the Fall/Winter 2017 Collection offers a continued study in quiet luxury. A sophisticated play of classic British and Italian colors presents a line that is intrinsically Italian, with touches of English tailoring woven in. A blend of Loden Green, Warm Camel, and Heritage Burgundy represents a harmony of classical good taste and modern relevancy. A thoughtful presentation, the Fall/Winter 2017 collection executes an at-once philosophy befitting of a modern lifestyle. A myriad of styles are special yet seasonless, allowing the customer to begin wearing them instantly. A highlight from the collection is a new shearling coat; with the appearance of suede, this incredibly lightweight style is finished with clean lines and a detachable fur collar. Across the collection, touches of added luxury lend resplendent details and exotic moments. Fall/Winter 2017 also includes an exclusive program of Donegal Cashmere knitwear. Rendered in a turtleneck, v-neck, and open polo collar/cardigan, these knits are crafted from a Donegal tweed effect yarn with leather button details. Meanwhile, ties and pocket squares are a decorative focus for the collection. Exclusive patterns lend exciting color and playfulness—characteristics inherent to the Luciano Barbera story.
About The Brand
A blend of Italian romance and English sensibility, Luciano Barbera has been the authority on understated elegance since its inception in 1971. For generations our home in Biella, Italy has produced the finest in luxury menswear. To this day, Luciano Barbera collections are Entirely Made in Italy. A belief that every man is unique drives our collections, which are filled with color, exceptional fabrics, and a ceaseless study of sprezzatura.
Luciano Barbera History
THE BRAND LUCIANO BARBERA
In the early 60’s, Ugo Mulas of Uomo Vogue photographed Luciano Barbera. American fashion icon and founder of Louis of Boston, Murray Pearlstein saw these photos and contacted Luciano, interested in purchasing the Luciano Barbera collection. At this point in time Luciano was only producing and designing fabrics with the Carlo Barbera mill. With the encouragement and advise of Mr. Pearlstein, in 1971 he started producing the Luciano Barbera collection, with a specific philosophy: “Clothing for people who believe in individuality and intelligence”.
SUCCESS OF A BRAND MADE IN ITALY
When Luciano speaks about elegance and the secrets of the ancient sartorial tradition, his audience is immediately charmed by his refined English-style gentleman qualities. Luciano believes that the care in the small details is what creates the ultimate refined garment. The collection, entirely manufactured in Italy, is aimed at the man and woman who distinguish themselves with class, without losing their identity. Since the 90’s Carola Barbera, Luciano’s daughter, showing a natural talent for fashion and style, has joined his father as a stylist. In 1992, in order to meet the ever increasing demands from prestigious American Customers, Barbera USA was founded, run by Michal Sestak on behalf of the Barbera family.
SAILING BEFORE THE WIND
Our past drives our future: this new century starts with new fabrics, innovative mix and matches and with a more and more intriguing use of fibers and yarns. Carola Barbera is now at the helm and elegance becomes impertinent, more oriented to young generations, yet indelibly classic.
New markets in new geographical areas, such as Russia, Korea and a wider Europe, stimulate creativity and are convinced and enchanted by it. Luciano Barbera confirms himself as a unique Master in his field, with his way of renewing classical elegance, not betraying it but opening up new horizons. A new show-room is opened in Milan: where, if not in via Montenapoleone 13, the heart of the fashion capital of the world?