SINGAPORE (April 8): Trends come and go in the fashion industry. This year, 1990s fashion is making a comeback with the emergence of baggy pants and acid colours on runways. Brunello Cucinelli, however, prefers to stick with the classics. Its collections have been described as effortlessly elegant with a touch of casual chic.

Main image: Tailored outerwear, with drawstrings and hoods, alternate with roomier pieces to be worn with skirts, dresses and soft trousers

Brunello Cucinelli’s spring/summer 2019 wear for women stays true to the brand’s DNA: simplicity, authenticity and timelessness. The Rustic Charm & Pure Senses collection cleverly combines contemporary trends with simple elements through the use of natural fibres and materials.

Leather tops recall the appearance of synthetic, sporty and waterproof fabrics

Tailored outerwear, which can be worn in the day and evening, come with details such as drawstrings and hoods, and are great paired with skirts, dresses or trousers. Linen and hemp give an organic appearance and are highlighted with chevron, checks and Prince of Wales prints. Leather is also the fabric of choice as it makes its appearance in the form of suede with raw cut edges. Colours are a mix of neutrals such as tobacco and beiges, which provide a contrasting backdrop to bolder shades of sunny yellows, rusty reds, dark cherry and a range of greens and blues.


Spicy tobacco and beige shades are combined with vivid summery hues comprising sunny yellows, rusty reds, dark cherry and a wide range of green and blue

The collection’s knitwear highlights net, crochet and open weaves and find its inspiration from ethnic and geometric designs. The pieces have suede-like ribbons weaved in and sequin embellishments.

Blazers have been the main staple in Brunello Cucinelli’s collections, and this season’s sleeveless designs will take you right into summer. There is also a wide range of tuxedos and double-breasted and military-inspired jackets.

Trousers get the feminine treatment with extra-wide legs and high-waisted pleated designs. Chinos, cargos and joggers are elevated to the luxe level with satins, nappa leathers and suedes.

Knitwear is made from rustic, natural fibres such as linen and hemp and embellished with fine yarns and sparkles