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:
Edward Sexton has been at the forefront of the British bespoke tailoring establishment for over 50 years. From his workshop on Beauchamp Place in Knightsbridge, Sexton and his team create truly elegant couture suits, coats and separates, which draw upon Edward's uncompromising understanding of design and his commitment to handcrafted tailoring.
Sexton suits are iconic not only for their elegant, glamorous design, but also for the instinctive talent of Edward himself. Edward has a life's worth of experience in creating handmade tailoring of the highest possible standard. His tailoring philosophy is legendary and his understanding of the craft unparalleled.
As such, a Sexton bespoke suit is immaculately hand-cut, hand-sewn and hand-finished in-house by the Sexton workshop, retaining high standards in-house is of paramount importance. Edward and Dominic cut every garment individually, imbuing into the two-dimensional panels of the suit a unique understanding of proportion, finesse, silhouette and structure. The customer is not just fitted in their suit, a suit is moulded to the customer's figure, to enhance the impression of his physique and achieve a flawless, harmonious design.
Once cut, every garment is sewn in-house by Edward's chosen craftspeople. Handwork is of paramount importance to the Knightsbridge bespoke service, and it is only Edward's dedication to the precise art of hand tailoring that allows a Sexton suit to achieve its unique balance of softness, richness and an expressive silhouette. At every stage of the process, aesthetic balance and the necessity of creating an elegant garment is considered, lending a Knightsbridge Bespoke suit its unique sense of composure.