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:
DRAGO is an Italian company that produces quality fabrics for men. The values of the Italian tradition are interpreted in a modern and innovative way.
Everything began in 1973 when the founders of the Drago family created the historical spinning company, real referring point for the main wool mills in Biella. Over the years the company earned a major share of the market becoming leader in its field and since 1980 it has developed an efficient international sales network around the world. At the same time joined the company the sons Paolo and Daniela, that with targeted studies and innovative ideas strongly contributed to the expansion of the Group. In 1993, the Drago family acquires Lanificio Fintes, expanding so its structure and giving life to the new fabrics division. An important choice that over the years has brought Drago Lanificio in Biella to consolidate its brand, incorporating in 2001 the Lanificio Fintes within the Drago Group.
Drago carefully selects the best wool from Australia and New Zealand, by subjecting each batch to all laboratory tests to guarantee to consumers the fineness parameters declared in the tissues. The selected fineness started from Super 130’S to Super 210’S, rare and precious fabric to the most exclusive suits. The White cashmere comes from Mongolia and it is used alone or with the finest wool, to complete the luxury line. Among the fibers used there is also a nice selection of linen, silk and other special fibers to realize the sophisticated and valuable blends.
The creation of each DRAGO fabric begins from the selection of quality yarns. deep knowledge in spinning extra fine worsted wool and constant updating of our production, allows to the design office to use sophisticated and innovative yarns, essential ingredients for creating important effects. Special yarns, organzines, bouclé, are cleverly combined to create new fabrics for the new collections.
The Drago fabrics contain the values of the selection of raw material and the excellent quality of the yarns that compose them. The Italian tradition and revisited in an innovative way to lighten the weight and gives more suitable to modern life, a more contemporary look to meet the needs of the most sophisticated clients. The attention to detail and quality culture make Drago fabrics the choice of the most important international brands of men’s clothing. Drago brings the Italian taste in the world.