The Royal Palace of Belgrade and the Belgrade Waterfront development will host the 9th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the „24 hours of Elegance - Concours d’Elegance & Salon of Excellence”, from September 6-8, 2019 in partnership with GENERALI Insurance Serbia, Belgrade Waterfront real estate development, British Motors (exclusive importer of Jaguar and Land Rover)and in synergy with the Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member) and British Serbian Chamber Commerce(BSCC).
The event is chaired by its founder Alex Djordjevic of DeGorsi Luxury consulting and will be held under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia. Generali 24 hours of Elegance, 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 a uniquely fascinating setting of the Royal Palace and the Belgrade Waterfront development. This year’s edition is dedicated to British excellence in craftsmanship with the participation of top-level artisans from the United Kingdom.
The opening gala will take place at the White Palace, on Friday, September 6, 2019, with the unveiling of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine. This year’s edition is dedicated to the British masters of elegance championed by superlative craftsmen, renowned for their artisanship, such as EDWARD SEXTON, the iconic bespoke tailor from London, superb bespoke shoemakers GAZIANO & GIRLING and the famous shirt-makers to kings and statesmen TURNBULL & ASSER, along with renowned accessories by VIOLA MILANO, complemented by tastings of famous HENDRICK’S gin, the spirit of choice for true gentlemen. The automotive star of the evening will be a 100% electric JAGUAR I-PACE voted both the European and the Global Car of the Year.
Special salon of the Palace will be dedicated to the finest artians from Serbia, such as HOH handmad itmepieces, BLACKBIRDFIELD ladies hats and fascinators and EVICA gloves, handmade gloves, worn by Dutchess of Cornwall, to name a few.
The star of this SALON OF EXCELLENCE, conferences and exhibitions dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship, which will be held on September 7 at the Belgrade Waterfront salon in Karađorđeva street starting at 3pm, is also:
GAZIANO & GIRLING
Gaziano & Girling is a unique shoe company. Founded in 2006 by Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling, it has become the most innovative and versatile shoemaker in England, combining handcrafting and manufacturing skills to put itself at the top of both the bespoke and benchmade industries. Tony and Dean worked for a variety of bespoke makers, designers and manufacturers before coming together to launch Gaziano & Girling. Their aim was to bring a new look and quality standard to a sometimes somnolent industry, with fresh designs in bespoke and both greater handwork in their benchmade shoes. The result is beautifully made footwear that suits men both young and old, conservative and contemporary.
Traditional English models are updated with touches of continental flair - in the shape of the last, the finesse of the waist and sharp designs - that together raise a functional shoe into a work of art. There have been several important stages in the evolution of Gaziano & Girling. Perhaps the most significant was the establishment of their own manufacture in 2009, which allowed Tony and Dean to fulfill their dream of an independent production centre. As craftsmen first and foremost, this was key to the company's identity. When the workshop was expanded in 2013, it was also a significant moment for the region, as it was the first new factory in Northamptonshire for over a century. The final, and most recent stage in the company's evolution was opening a flagship store on Savile Row.
Throughout its history Gaziano & Girling has benefited from a passionate following online, and customers have often been willing to order remotely. There's nothing like having a flagship store, however - and nowhere better than Savile Row. Surprisingly, there has never been an English shoemaker on the Row, and Gaziano & Girling are proud to be the first there, among the finest tailors in the world.