Berluti has crafted elegant footwear for some of the world’s most discerning men since its founding by Italian bootmaker Alessandro Berluti in 1895. The designer’s innovative use and treatment of leather still forms the core of the Paris-based label, which ventured into unchartered territory in 2011 with the launch of ready-to-wear. Now under the tenure of celebrated creative director Kris Van Assche, the house balances its esteemed heritage with a contemporary energy defined by forward-thinking collections that celebrate the artistry of time-honoured craftmanship.