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:

BLACKBIRDFIELD – handmade hats, fascinators and decorative head ornaments

"Blackbirdfield" fashion brand was created in Belgrade by Milosava - Peggy - and Dragan Smiljanic. All Blackbirdfield hats, fascinators as well as decorative head ornaments are handmade and thus represent unique fashion creations.

Dragan Smiljanic developed his life-long passion for working on the creation of hats, fascinators, as well as decorative head ornaments by constantly experimenting with the world of nature, trimmings and the world of unique textiles.

In order to create a unique, sophisticated and clearly recognizable fashion product, made exclusively by hand, Blackbirdfield combines the traditional and contemporary techniques of the world's fashion hat ateliers with conventional and modern materials. The constant union of old and new in the sphere of design is used to create contemporary, wearable, classic and sculptural forms with a striking Blackbirdfield aesthetic.

Blackbirdfield brand collections consist of hats, toques, cocktail hats, fascinators, as well as decorative headpieces that strive to complement fashion look and distinction of each woman. Blackbirdfield creations feature exceptional design that has been sought after and worn by clientele across the globe. Blackbirdfield creations are worn by many ladies, some of whom have chosen to embellish their wedding with Blackbirdfield ornaments, while some have fulfil their style with our hat or fascinator at Royal Ascot or Careva cuprija. Our fashion creation is also visible through magazines distributed in the Republic of Serbia and the region as well as internationally, including Harper Bazaar Serbia, Bazaar, Gloria, Beauty and Health, Politics, Alsharkiah, Vogue Italia ...

Their fashion studio has collaborated with many top fashion designers at Serbian Fashion Week, Belgrade Fashion Week, Serbian Fashion Selection, but also at the catwalks of New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Berlin Fashion Week, Berlin Alternative Fashion Week, Poland Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week, Harben Fashion Week ...

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