The Royal Palace of Belgrade and the Belgrade Waterfront development will host the 9th edition f 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:
TURNBULL & ASSER
Founded in 1885, Turnbull & Asser is a British shirtmaker, creating luxurious shirts and ties in its workrooms. Priding itself on superior craftsmanship and personal service, these qualities were recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales with the bestowal of a Royal Warrant in 1980. Rich in history and yet forward-thinking, Turnbull has dressed influential men and women including royalty and captains of industry to artists and stars of stage and screen in beautifully made English shirts. Today, the heritage brand continues to focus on ready-to-wear, Made to Measure, and Bespoke shirts and ties at the centre of its clothing range for individuals that appreciate quality and craftsmanship.
Turnbull's unrivalled expertise as a bespoke shirtmaker has seen customers extend from its London and New York flagship stores to across the world. Twice a year, the British heritage brand brings its bespoke specialists to key cities around the world through a series of international By Appointment trunk shows. For those that cannot visit the Turnbull stores, By Appointment is the perfect opportunity to get the true bespoke shirtmaking experience.
Their Bespoke specialists will take you through the process of creating your shirts, from the initial 18-23 measurements to selecting your fabrics, collar and cuff options plus added personalisation. Your bespoke pattern will then get sent to our workroom in Gloucester where a sample shirt will be made. After wearing and laundering it three times, the shirt fit will be true to size. Once you are happy with the sample, the remaining shirts will be created and sent to you. The By Appointment trunk show has a two-shirt minimum order.