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Salon of Excellence is taking the stage once again
Following the success of previous editions during Pitti Uomo, now already renowned Salon of Excellence is taking the stage once again on June 12th, 2018 as of 6 pm - 10 pm, at the mesmerizingly beautiful setting of the Palazzo Capponi Vettori at the heart of Florence.
But this time with special award ceremony of NEW SARTORIAL THREAD, a competition for the finest young tailors in the world, powered by Lanificio Cerruti, among other highlights.
This unique happening is curated by Alex Dordevic & Cris Egger of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting, in partnership with LANIFICIO CERRUTI, Camera Italiana Buyer Moda and its president Mario dell’Oglio, with the support of Franz Botre and the ARBITER.
The concept is to present the culture of excellence through a selection of finest brands, always respecting tradition but with a progressive outlook on the future.
The entire event is divided into three segments, focusing elegance for men and women showcasing some of the finest artisans of bespoke tailoring, masters of shoemaking and shirtmaking for gentlemen along ladies couture and jewelry.
On the occasion of this edition, DeGorsi Luxury consulting and Lanificio F.lli Cerruti will stage an AWARD CEREMONY of the New Sartorial Thread 2018 - GLOBAL initiative aimed at presenting and promoting the young artisans in the sartorial field. Each participant will present their handmade masterpieces for the next season using Cerruti fabrics.
Competing for the New Sartorial Thread cup, Best in Style and Best in Craftsmanship categories are young bespoke tailoring masters: Gennaro Annunziata of Sartoria CHIAIA (Naples, Italy), Angel Ramos of ANGEL Bespoke (New York, USA), Julien and Charles de Luca of STARK& Sons (Paris, France), Fabio Sodano of (Sartoria SODANO), Timothy Fain of Sartoria FAIN (Kiev, Ukraine) and Vincenzo Cuomo of Sartoria CUOMO(Naples, Italy) Lanificio Cerruti will award a special ITravel prize to a tailor who interpreted in the best way Cerruti’s famous iTravel line of fabrics. Selecting the winner will be a difficult task for prestigious jury members among whom are famed gentlemen’s style author - Bernhard Roetzel, editor of Arbiter magazine - Franz Botre, photographer - Carl Edwin Guerre, master tailor - Carlo Andreacchio of Sartoria A. Caraceni and Umberto Paccotto director of Lanificio Cerruti.
As every year, specially curated selection of Masters of Craftsmanship will be the unique highlight of the event. This year we'll present collections of prestigious shirtmaker MAROL of Bologna and famed shoemakers DUCAL of Florence along with well established bespoke-shirtmakers SINISCALCHI of Milan, along with emerging brand of bespoke luggage UGLYS, and much hyped Bespoke Dudes eyewear.
Uniquely for this edition, DeGorsi will present its capsule collection co-created with masters of elegance, where Siniscalchi of Milan produced an exclusive safari linen shirt model Urban Safari, shoemakers Ducal created 80’s inspired model Mr.Bateman and Sartoria Chiaia created One Night in Chiaia, bespoke suit for special occasions, all with inimitable DeGorsi panache.
During the Fashion Frames Men segment of the Salon of Excellence, famous designer Carlo Pignatelli will celebrate 50th Anniversary of its career, showcasing the latest bridal elegance both for men and women.
The venue is spectacular Sala Poccetti in the magnificent 16th century Palazzo Capponi Vettori, right next to Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence. This space of extraordinary beauty, with magnificent frescoes adorning the walls, provides a magical stage for our prestigious event, reception and gala evening in Florence.
Location Sala Poccetti at Palazzo Capponi , timeline of the event:
Location: Sala Poccetti at Palazzo Capponi
17:30 - Carlo Pignatelli 50th Anniversary celebration showcase. Coctail.
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