24 hours of Elegance by CHIVAS, presents Dormueil
City of Belgrade will host the 7th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the „24 hours of Elegance - Concoursd’Elegance& Salon of Excellence”, from September 1-3, in partnership with Belgrade Waterfront, Grand Casino Belgrade and in synergy with Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member).
The event is chaired by its founder Alex Djordevic of DeGorsi Luxury consulting and will be held under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia.
24 hours of Elegance by CHIVAS, is an international event dedicated to the prestigious brands, synonymous with supreme quality of manufacture & craftsmanship of details. Guests will share their passion for classic cars, elegance, style and refinement.
The opening gala will take place at the White Palace, on Friday, September 1, 2017, in presence of Their Royal Highnesses, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, with the unveiling of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine. This year’s edition is dedicated to the Parisian style championed by supreme maisons, renowned for their artisanship, such as CAMPS de LUCA bespoke tailors from Paris, superb bespoke shoemakers AUBERCY, the finest handmade leatherwear by Melina of Naples, and the exclusive cloth makers DORMEUIL. The gala is held with support of G.H. MUMM champagne.
The Dormeuil name is synonymous with timeless elegance. Dormeuil fabrics have a unique handle and an incomparable “drape”, with distinctive patterns of subtle characteristics.
The House was found in 1842 by Jules Dormeuil, who had the vision of importing English fabrics and presenting his collection to French tailors. Dormeuil in the 1920’s, was the first brand to personalise the selvedge of every piece, thus creating the “fabric with a name”. In the sixties, Dormeuil was also the first brand with its own advertising campaigns. Our celebrated creations are well known to master tailors and elegant gentlemen: Sportex® was launched in 1922, Tonik® in 1957 – both still available today, Guanashina® in 2005, a composition of pashmina, guanaco & cashmere, Vanquish® in 2006, the rare combination of pashmina and vicuna, and Vanquish 2 in 2008, a blend of Qiviuk, pashmina, and Vicuna.
The brand Dormeuil® fits comfortably into the world of contemporary luxury, pioneering innovative fabrics using the finest and rarest fibres from the worlds’ best sources: New Zealand wool, silk from India and China, cashmere from Mongolia, vicuna from the Andes… such creations have led Dormeuil to successfully and exclusively weave one of the finest and softest fibres in existence, Pashmina®, which is used for the most delicate stoles.
Dormeuil is constantly innovating. The very latest collections include extremely rare, soft and precious yarns in fabrics of very limited supply, such as 175, made from vicuna and Super 200 wool, Infinity and Extreme Vicuna.
Dormeuil remained a family-owned company since five generations, with Dominic Dormeuil being the current chairman. Dormeuil fabrics are used by master tailors and luxury ready-to-wear houses across the globe, with patterns designed exclusively for haute couture fashion houses.
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