The Royal Palace of Belgrade and the Belgrade Waterfront palace will host the 8th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the „CHIVAS 24 hours of Elegance - Concours d’Elegance & Salon of Excellence”, from September 7-9, powered by AUDI, in partnership with Belgrade Waterfront , and in synergy with the 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, in uniquely fascinating setting of the Royal Palace and the Belgrade Waterfront development.
The opening gala will take place at the White Palace, on Friday, September 7, 2018, with the unveiling of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine. The gala is held with support of G.H. MUMM champagne.This year’s edition is dedicated to the Neapolitan masters of elegance championed by superlative craftsmen, renowned for their artisanship, such as Sartoria Panico headed by Antonio PANICO, the iconic bespoke tailor from Naples, superb bespoke shoemakers DUCAL of Florence, famous shirtmakers MAROL from Bologna, renowned cloth makers DRAGO from Biella, Italy.
As well we are showing emergnig brands that have excellent product such as hand-made to order luggage by Ugly’s, Abadi oriental perfumes of highest quality and The Bespoke Dudes eyewear, appreciated by style aficionados around the world. Keynote speech about elegance will be delivered by the acclaimed German author Bernhard Roetzel, creator of the world acclaimed book Gentleman-a timeless guide to fashion. Exclusively, guests will have the opportunity to attend the premiere of the latest AUDI Q8.This year’s guest of honor is Princess Olga Romanoff, one of last descendants of the Imperial Russian family.
The star of this SALON OF EXCELLENCE, conferences and exhibitions dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship, which will be held on September 8 at the Belgrade Waterfront salon in Karađorđeva street starting at 3pm, is also:
An elegantly dressed man does not only look smart and attractive, he also implies confidence and respect. A self-assured appearance, excellent manners and carefully chosen quality garments are distinctive signs of a true gentleman.
Paying tribute to the latest evolutions in fashion and social trends, this thoroughly revised edition of Bernhard Roetzel's tried-and-tested guide is set for the men of the 21st Century. And here is what Bernhard said about himself: Well, I am by profession, a copywriter. I used to work in advertising. I have studied graphic design in the 1980’s. Menswear was always my passion, my hobby, my pastime, and since I was a schoolboy — when other young guys went to Spain or the South of France or vacation — I traveled places like London or Paris, which is fortunately very close to Germany, and educated myself by walking around the streets, by looking at menswear stores, by looking at vintage shops. I went to flea markets. I hunted clothes like other people hunt souvenirs in Spain or Italy. I never ever thought of making this a profession. I am passionate about clothes and especially hand-made clothes. I found that hand-made clothes from days gone by were much more fascinating than what I found in the stores in the 1980’s.
How to dress for a certain occasion? Which accessories must a gentleman have in his wardrobe? Which shirt-makers and tailors are synonymous for indisputable taste? The new edition of this classic companion to the genuine gentlemen answers all these questions, and many more.