Caruso opens store in New York

The shop is an exercise in overt Italian flair, to match its stylish new collection

Italian brand Caruso (owned by fashion industrialist and former Brioni CEO Umberto Angeloni) embodies an aristocratic, jet-setting aesthetic, personified by its six cartoon-mannequin characters. Each mannequin “muse” has a name and native city, such as Pedro in Buenos Aires who wears a 1960s single-breasted Mod suit (from £1,450), cashmere cardigan (£495), shirt (£225) and tie (£135). Meanwhile, Naples’ FeFe is beautifully turned out, albeit a little theatrically, in a shawl-collared tuxedo jacket (£1,235), wool and silk trousers (£275) and silk shirt with taffeta collar and bow (£275, all pictured). Although all can be ordered from Trunk Clothiers and Caruso’s website, this month sees the brand open a 4,500sq m shop in New York, in the former Spanierman Gallery. With a faux palazzo overlooking a garden scene, it’s an exercise in overt Italian flair – a themed approach that gives the collection an extra dash of élan.

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