In Milan this week, Brunello Cucinelli presented a luxuriously demure and active image of the modern metropolitan woman. The spring/summer 2015 collection continues the brand’s penchant for rich textures in sophisticated neutrals, drawing on the active wear trend we’ve seen this season, to create a collection that is both wearable and exotic.
Models donned loose, clean silhouettes in a palette of crisp whites, blush pinks, nudes, and charcoals punctuated by pops of silver and bronze. Menswear-inspired long-line vests, perfectly linear bomber jackets and crop-sleeved trenches are paired with relaxed track pants and culottes. Textures play off one another, giving the palette interest by combining down-to-earth fabrics like hemp and canvas with more luxurious cotton tulle, net-like cashmere, wool organza, mink, silk and raffia. The collection also incorporates technology in its textures, like laser-cut mink and rubber coated cotton. In one look we especially loved, an oversized, boxy knit is paired with a flouncy wax-coated ostrich feather midi skirt and leather sneakers.