UNESCO heritage site, VILLA ARTIMINO, a spectacular Medicean villa amidst lush Tuscan hills, was a splendid setting for the first edition of exclusive ARTIMINO SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE dedicated to the finest brands of fashion, interiors, food & hospitality industries, created by Cris Egger and Alex Djordjevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting under artistic direction of Filip Maksimovic.

The evening that presented some of the most distinguished brands of fashion jewelry and interiors, kicked off by a cocktail in the vestibule of Villa Ferdinanda, sumptuous home of the Medicis. Guests were treated to a uniquely refined selection of Artimino wines, world renowned Carmignano DOC in particular,  made on the premises of impressive, 700 hectares property. 

Showcase of Excellence was spearheaded by the couture creations of Michele Gaudiomonte, whose models were part of tableau vivants presentation at the Sala del Leone. Creations of this refined designer  from south of Italy embody all the beauty of the amazing homeland of his. When partnered with HM make-up team led by Luciano Carino, the overall impression was stunning.

Ladies were delighted by the latest creations of Duccio Venturi shoes, who delicately mends finest leathers with precious stones and unique details.

Gentlemen’s segment was particularly attractive with presentation of Sciamat, master tailors of Puglia, whose impeccable style was demonstrated with a selection of finest cashmere coats, superior woolen jackets with, now already a trademark, slanted stitched pockets, completely hand made, with meticulous attention to details. 

And as finest suits need the most refined shoes, Ducal made to order handmade shoes from Florence, were superb pairing. Exclusively for Artimino Showcase of Excellence, Ducal presented latest offering, done in amazing 

To finish a dazzling selection of brands, Stefan Hafner, famous milanese jeweler, presented their masterpieces well known among an important international clientele for the creation of sophisticated pieces of fine jewelry that interpret and display all the beauty and expressiveness of precious stones.

Contrasting amazing renaissance setting of Villa Ferdinanda in the most spectacular way, were uniquely designed furniture pieces of BONGIO CASA, headed by Alessandra Bongio, whose vision is brave and bold furniture designs f or the most particular interiors. 

All the guests were later invited to the exquisite dinner at the candle lit Imperial table of magnificent Sala del Orso, where the host of the evening, Annabella Pascale introduced guest to the spectacular property and announced that ARTIMINO SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE will take place twice a year at VILLA ARTIMINO, as an introduction to PITTI UOMO.

Official photographer of the event Edoardo Tranchese of I TRANCHESE photographers. All photos under copyright.

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