Luciano Barbera Spring Summer 2018
Inspired by two resplendent locales, Hotel Pellicano and Costa Azzurra, the Spring/Summer 2018 collection offers a feeling of unique and relaxed elegance. Mediterranean colors blend with soft, luxurious materials, creating a lifestyle around wearable color and harmony.
Moments of vibrancy blend with chromatic nuance in the portion of the collection inspired by the Hotel Pellicano of Porto Ercole, Tuscany. Tones of Sand, Chocolate, Lilac, Apricot, Strawberry, Pistachio, Mint, and Royal Blue work in concert within this lively group. With delightful contrast, the second delivery offers a seasonless Black and White mix with the following soft pastels: Agate, Dusty Bluette, Pale Yellow, Pale Green, Dusty Purple, and Cameo Pink. The result is a sophisticated collection with rich color combinations.
Innovations with product deliver the most exciting Spring/Summer collection to date. With a buy-now-wear-now mindset, Luciano Barbera continually prioritizes the lifestyle needs of its customer. Blending functionality with elegance, a myriad of outerwear pieces match storm system technology with sartorial detail. Ideal for city and travel, these effortless choices provide modern fits and exquisite design elements such as exclusive prints and quilting, leather trims, and reversibility. Cotton crepe represents a new knit program. Woven from the finest possible eigh teen-gauge yarn, this wonderful construction allows the wearer to feel fresh throughout an entire summer day. Exclusive stitch detailing and subtle, tonal logo placement further elevate Luciano Barbera knits; they are at once special and thoughtful.
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?