A special guest of the 24 Hours of Elegance was Ken Lindsay the international brand ambassador of CHIVAS, who held an exclusive VIP tasting at the White Palace.
Salon of Excellence - New Sartorial Thread award by Lanificio Cerruti
NEW SARTORIAL THREAD competition by LANIFICIO CERRUTI and DEGORSI LUXURY CONSULTING, awards GENNARO ANNUNZIATA of Sartoria CHIAIA, as the finest young tailor in Italy
On June 13th, at the sumptuous setting of Palazzo Capponi Vettori, under the auspices of PITTI UOMO, Salon of Excellence and Fashion Frames were officially opened by Vincenzo Maria Franco, general Manager of PITTI UOMO. He underlined the importance of talented artisans for the fashion system and PITTI as the platform for nurturing young generation of talents. At the award ceremony,
members of the New Sartorial Thread jury, Karl Edwin Guerre of @guerreisms, Alessandro Botre of Arbiter magazine, Giorgio Giangiulio influencer and Umberto Paccotto of Lanificio Cerruti, presented the Awards in the first sartorial challenge for the finest young tailor in Italy.
Overall winner of the New Sartorial Thread competition for 2017 presented by Lanificio Cerruti and DeGorsi Luxury Consulting is Gennaro Annunziata of Sartoria Chiaia from Naples. This way he is immediately nominated into the global competition for the finest young tailor in 2018 as a champion of Italy and Neapolitan style.
As well, New Sartorial Thread awards presented special acknowledgments: Best style went to Davide Siotti of Sartoria Siotti and Best craftsmanship to Enzo Carfora of Sartoria Carfora
The awards were presented by @guerreisms and Arbiter magazine respectively. Following the ceremony, VIP guests and media met Masters of Craftsmanship, that ranged from bespoke shirt-making (presented by iconic Siniscalchi of Milano and their young counterparts TeMa bespoke shirts, along with uniquely bold Passaggio Cravatte concept of bespoke ties with vintage silks, championed by Gianni Cerrutti. Segment of exclusive bespoke shoes was superbly covered by Calzoleria Rivolta from Milan, who showed their latest selection of loafers in softest leathers and nice colors. The accessories segment was very promoting since the guests met a very talented young designer Stefano Manetti who creates a luxurious line of bags under the brand Ne/No.
The evening continued in great spirit with refined selection of Artimino wines and delicacies of Tuscan Food Heritage, created especially for the occasion. As noted by Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of PITTI IMMAGINE, the Salon of Excellence proved itself once again as an important appointment for all those who appreciate excellence in craftsmanship during PITTI UOMO.
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