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FASHION FRAMES - salon of excellence
One of the highlights of the second day at PITTI UOMO was a fourth edition of FASHION FRAMES - Salon of Excellence, held on June 16, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence curated by Cris Egger & Alex Dordevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting, with support of Camera Italiana Buyer Moda and its president Mario dell’Oglio.
Uniquely beautiful location, a delightfully frescoed loggia at one of the most prestigious addresses in the world, Palazzo della Gherardesca, was the perfect setting for a selection of one of kind pieces chosen by curators and spanning some of the finest artisans of ladies couture and jewelry along with bespoke tailoring and shoemaking masters for gents. Numerous buyers and top media reps, among whom Wei Koh and Sarah Ann Muray of The Rake, Gianpiero Molteni of Tessabit, Tiziano Cereda of Biffi, Lino Ieluzzi of Al Bazar, Giansandro Cantori of BeSpoke, Giorgia Pizzi of Harvey Nichols and others were thrilled to see, touch and feel special selection of evening elegance.
Highlight of the selection for gentlemen was Sartoria SCIAMAT, one of the most creative players of current sartorial renaissance.They have chosen two bold pieces dedicated to special evenings out, peaked lapel one button single breasted jacket in red and blue tartan with details in linen and other a double breasted 4 buttons shawl collar in fabulous navy blue boucle. Playing on classical theme they mixed blues with blacks to the stunning effect, all rigorously hand made in the best sartorial tradition.
Ideal pairing for this selection were exquisite evening shoes by DUCAL, a florentine masters that since the 1930’s are producing superbly elegant men’s shoes. Among several pieces on display in patent leather, cavallino, silk, suede and alligator skin, the most attention gained the delicate bow tied slip-on hand weaved in straw with silk bowtie.
To top it off in style were precious hand made watch and cigar boxes and accessories made by CARTTIME, that is demonstrating both impeccable craftsmanship and practicality. Highlight of their presentation was a small cigar holder in crocodile skin with built in humidor just for two cigars.
Ladies selection was spearheaded by masterful jewelry pieces by MARINA CORAZZIARI both extravagant and unique. Each handmade piece of jewelry would be a stunning part of an elegant ladies wardrobe and particularly effective when paired with refined elegance of RAFFAELLA CURIEL, one of the most important couture designers in Italy, who joined Fashion Frames for the first time this year. Exclusive eyewear by LUCA PAGNI was another highlight of accessories that are blending unusual simplistic creativity with expected result, where glasses become a part your look that can not be conceived without.
Special guest of this edition was as well dutch brand STROKE, with its selection of affordable luxury pieces, hand embroidered scarfs and dresses as an ideal part of casual elegance, that were presented in Italy for the for the first time. Lastly, accessory manufacturer I MISTERI from Florence, showed its first limited edition, hand made collection of bags and accessories and was immediately snapped by the buyers.
SCIAMAT, celebrated sartoria founded by Valentino Ricci, reigns supremely in the arena of progressive handmade tailoring. They will demonstrate an impeccable taste and refined style of tailored garments, with beautiful pieces all of whom are meticulously handmade. From finest single and double breasted suits, waistcoats cotton shirts and silk ties, Sciamat every new season demonstrates its capacity to surprise and inspire.
DUCAL is synonymous with a style that goes beyond the trends, and is characterized by the most current nuances in Italian elegance; as well as being one hundred percent ‘Made in Italy.’ In accordance with a precise rm policy, Ducal produces a limited number of shoes per year due to the high quality standards employing great artistic skill and extremely accurate craftsman- ship, most of which are hand made using the traditions of the past.
CARTTIME is a brand born out of passion for timepieces and top quality hand rolled cigars, and has generated a particular alchemy with major aficionados and collectors. With precious boxes of CARTTIME each timepiece is safely guarded, while the box itself becomes much more than accessory, a refined piece of interior design, that you would proudly display. The array of products is extended by cigar boxes, precious chests for cufflinks, fountain pens, jewels etc. Today, CARTTIME is proudly presenting a selection of finest accessories for travel needs as well as for leisure, in form of superbly crafted bags, suit carriers, belts. CARTTIME portfolio has over 400 individual pieces and designs, each rigorously handcrafted using traditional technique and finest hides and exotic leathers of ostrich, alligator, crocodile for the outside and supple suede, pecari or finest wood for the interior.
MARINA CORAZZIARI designs can not simply be called jewelry. Her works are true pieces of art, small sculptures where the most diverse materials meet and meld together under her skillful mastery, embodying the spirit of the post-industrial and distorted by the eclecticism of her imagination, where minimalism is absolutely prohibited. These are bijoux with the flavor of ethnicity and liberty, with a nod to baroque opulence and Byzantine symbolism, preserving that ancient allure when working on the metal, which is not the protagonist but the central theme, in gold or silver, supporting stones such as coral, topaz, turquoise, ivory and mother of pearl.
LUCA PAGNI glasses, clean and precise contours, give authenticity and personality to the look, although not excessive. His design, characterized by an evergreen style, is unique and internationally recognizable. Asymmetry and colors explain his imaginative mind, as if wearing a communicative mask. Luca Pagni’s product is realized by hand in Italy. A close attention follows all the stages of the manufacture. The glasses,manually refined with a file, may have some imperfections, considered a quality of the craftsmanship.
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