The science of fabrics for the creation of timeless elegance
They were barely off the ground, and the weaving workshops created by the CERRUTI brothers in 1881 were already reputed for their quality. For more than a century they have remained faithful to this tradition of excellence, seamlessly combining creativity and technology.
A unique savoir faire
Under the guidance of Nino Cerruti , the Piémontaise woollen workshop became a centre of research, producing numerous technical advances to create new threads of an incomparable finesse, such as the super 100 (1 kg of wool for 100 km of thread), now a classic, followed by the super 120, 150, 180, up to 210.
Reworking the structure of fabric implies manipulation, and an awareness of the comfort which it should afford to the wearer. This has resulted in the appearance of daring mixtures such as the "LMS", linen, mohair and silk ; the "Kinair", a harmonious mixture of wool and mohair; compact crêpes; and the "Caviar" which combines wool and silk.
This perfect mastery of the fabrication process, which associates ancestral techniques – such as the use of thistles to scratch wool and cashmere to increase body – with ultra sophisticated weaving and finishing techniques, guarantees fabrics which are easily manipulated.
Tradition constantly updated
First and foremost, this technique guarantees a perfect smooth and taut.
Qualities which shine through with an unequalled ease of wear. Independent thicknesses react to changes in temperature and humidity, giving the garment exceptional flexibility.
Better yet, this technique softens the classical tension points at the shoulder and elbow. Use of natural fabrics which, by definition, "breathe", leads to an improved diffusion of the external attacks to which a garment is exposed. Use of these natural fabrics means that the suit is not exposed to the harmful concentrations frequently found in thermo-fused clothes*.
Pragmatically speaking, full canvas reinforces the garment for future cleaning. Unlike a thermo-fused jacket which runs a higher risk of coming unstuck after several trips to the dry-cleaners, resulting in unattractive and irreversible fluctuations, an interlined jacket won't budge. Last but not least, this technique is favoured by tailors because it makes future alterations that bit easier.
The CERRUTI style
Innovative, comfortable and easy to mix and match, CERRUTI fabrics adapt easily to all styles in which the label shines: the iconic suit evolves from one season to the next. Woven loosely, it takes on a relaxed air; fluid, it offers a freer silhouette; adjusted with a constructed shoulder-line, it reproduces a CERRUTI classic.
Today, Aldo Maria Camillo, Artistic Director, is CERRUTI’s driving force. The philosophy: a combination of 120 years of Italian tradition with the modernity of a typically Parisian fashion house.