The Autumn / Winter 16 collections from Bugatti Lifestyle are, as usual split into two lines: the Ettore Bugatti Collection and the Bugatti Performance line. This season, the Ettore Bugatti offer is luxurious and flamboyant yet extremely refined, designed for men who appreciate attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship.
Tailoring combines silk and cashmere with jacquard brocade and embroidery, while elegant tuxedo jackets in rich plum velvet or black metallic grille are the ultimate in black tie dressing. A brocade damask silk and cotton blazer echoes the interior detail of the vintage Bugatti motors while further structural elements of the cars such as the spokes of the wheels and the carbon fibre body shells are reminiscent throughout the collection.
Outerwear takes centre stage this season with a selection of statement coats in luxe fabrications such as two-ply cashmere, plush sheepskin, beaver and mink. As always, the driving jacket is key and for AW16 are more luxurious and multi-functional than ever; a black nubuck and tejus calf leather style features a handmade waxed lining and detachable duotone astrakhan collar while a hand finished duo tone leather jacket with mink collar and distinctive back stitch detail from the Performance line combines technology with high end style. The collection also includes a selection of luxurious knitwear such as soft cashmere joggers and roll neck sweaters.
Accessory highlights include beautifully constructed leather goods such as the iconic Weekend Bag, the Boston Bag and backpacks in soft calf leather and exotic python and ostrich. Footwear is sophisticated and refined, in keeping with the stylish aesthetic of the brand and includes driving boots, moccasins and loafers all featuring the exclusive Bugatti blue sole plus more casual styles such as sneakers and high tops all of which are made in fine leathers such as calf, pony, suede, alligator and ostrich.
The AW16 collection will be available from end of July from the Bugatti Lifestyle Boutique in London – 24-26 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7QN.