Neiman Marcus and Brunello Cucinelli’s Latest Collaboration Crystallizes the Aesthetics of the 21st-Century Socialite

The Shaped by Culture collection. All images courtesy of Neiman Marcus and Brunello Cucinelli.

Forget day to night—dressing for an all-hours event calendar is all the rage. 

Neiman Marcus and Brunello Cucinelli’s latest collection, Shaped by Culture, is designed with social powerhouses in mind. Whether flitting from the office to a gallery opening or from a power lunch to a magazine launch, this exclusive collaboration has the wearer covered around the clock. 


Combining the expertise of a retail mainstay and Italian luxury know-how, the Shaped by Culture collection is comprised of 50 pieces across men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories, designed to easily mix and match for any number of soirées. 

The womenswear offers confident elegance with streamlined, layerable cardigans, tanks, and wide leg pants in a luxurious gray. For a lighter look, a khaki organza cargo midi skirt pops against metallic slingbacks, and playful paillettes spice up transitional knits. 


Menswear embraces this same sophistication with a more laid-back attitude: Linen suit pants, chambray button downs, and paisley pocket squares embrace a summery cool even while all dressed up. Shaped by Culture isn’t just a concept: It’s a lifestyle. 

Brunello Cucinelli understands its wearer’s social needs. Starting with cashmere staples, the Italian luxury designer has since expanded to comprehensive, understated dressing, its approach turning a family company into a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Known for “sportivo chic,” the Brunello Cucinelli look—one of tailored suiting, neutral palettes, and quality above all—caught on with a stylish crowd, one that likes to shop at Neiman Marcus. 


This partnership—now 20 years strong—has created numerous wearable, quality collections, and Cucinelli himself won the 2023 Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion while delivering their exclusive Icons collection that same year. The launch of Shaped by Culture is yet another feather in their creative cap, a collection that will have the wearer covered no matter where the social calendar takes them.