Berluti’s colour vision

AP – The scent of flowers that seemed to float into Berluti’s venue — the resplendent Luxembourg Gardens — was so intoxicating it had fashion insiders guessing that the perfume was, in reality, artificial.

The show itself by designer Kris Van Assche, which seemed inspired by the bright colours of a tropical forest, had a similar problem.

There is courage in putting men in bright hues — a point which should be duly credited to the Belgian who’s been at the helm of the Berluti house one year.

But the yellow citrines, vivid blues, electric oranges and electric reds that were chosen for the spring-summer looks were so eye-poppingly industrial they seemed to distract from all else.

The dazzling hues came on suits and long, loosely flowing sleeveless jackets.