For spring summer 2010, Knott had rented out Musée de l’Homme and filled it with a collection of minimal and simplistic designs. Had you had a chance of a closer you look, you would have seen that many of the tailored pieces came in a typical sportswear fabric, and the other way around. Knott successfully gave the clothes character by buttoning-up all the shirts, and removing any signs of ties. Additionally many shirts – and even coats – featured three-quarter-length sleeves, and as a way of showing off the design potential that lies within the entire Cerruti team, over sized t-shirts in both leather and suede was paraded down the catwalk.
That fabric combination continued in the shoes; classic desert boots in one half suede, one half leather. They were definitely a show highlight and a contender to the Best Shoe of the Paris SS10 menswear week title. The colour palette was reassuringly Cerruti inspired; monochrome with stylish spots of moss green, burgundy red and camel brown. This was Jean-Paul Knott's last Cerruti show, and the current edition of this classic brand has only been going for a few seasons, but there is no doubt that Cerruti is gearing up for a fight to re-take the Paris fashion crown. Watch this space.