On September 5th, Berluti opened its first store in Beverly Hills, featuring the debut collection by Haider Ackermann, the brand’s new creative director, and followed the shindig with a private party in partnership with W at the house of art-collector Eurgenio Lopez. Last January in Paris, Ackermann’s first collection for the menswear label featured strong statements presented in a minimal setting, with models dressed in lambskin bombers with contrasting shearling collars and crushed-velvet suits worn cavalierly over singlets. Narrow rocker boots and leather guitar cases that models slung over their shoulders were contrasted with a parade of impeccable leather and croc bags. “With Berluti, I’m clashing the idea of the brilliant, accomplished man in a tuxedo with the relaxed young dude in a parka,” Ackermann said. Here, take a look at the best moments from Ackermann’s West Coast berth with Berluti.