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Pitti Uomo 88: Fashion Frames

One of the highlights of the second day at Pitti Uomo 88

by Redazione - Ph. Edoardo Tranchese (I Tranchese Fotografi)
June 19th, 2015

One of the highlights of the second day at Pitti Uomo 88 was a fourth edition of Fashion Frames – Salon of Excellence, held on June 16, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence curated by Cris Egger & Alex Dordevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting, with support of Camera Italiana Buyer Moda and its president Mario dell’Oglio.

Uniquely beautiful location, a delightfully frescoed loggia at one of the most prestigious addresses in the world, Palazzo della Gherardesca, was the perfect setting for a selection of one of kind pieces chosen by curators and spanning some of the finest artisans of ladies couture and jewelry along with bespoke tailoring and shoemaking masters for gents. Numerous buyers and top media reps, among whom Wei Koh and Sarah Ann Muray of The Rake, Gianpiero Molteni of Tessabit, Tiziano Cereda of Biffi, Lino Ieluzzi of Al Bazar, Giansandro Cantori of BeSpoke, Giorgia Pizzi of Harvey Nichols and others were thrilled to see, touch and feel special selection of evening elegance.

Highlight of the selection for gentlemen was Sartoria Sciamàt, one of the most creative players of current sartorial Renaissance.
They have chosen two bold pieces dedicated to special evenings out, peaked lapel one button single breasted jacket in red and blue tartan with details in linen and other a double breasted 4 buttons shawl collar in fabulous navy blue boucle. Playing on classical theme they mixed blues with blacks to the stunning effect, all rigorously hand made in the best sartorial tradition.

Ideal pairing for this selection were exquisite evening shoes by Ducal, a florentine masters that since the 1930’s are producing superbly elegant men’s shoes. Among several pieces on display in patent leather, cavallino, silk, suede and alligator skin, the most attention gained the delicate bow tied slip-on hand weaved in straw with silk bowtie.

To top it off in style were precious hand made watch and cigar boxes and accessories made by CartTime, that is demonstrating both impeccable craftsmanship and practicality. Highlight of their presentation was a small cigar holder in crocodile skin with built in humidor just for two cigars.

Ladies selection was spearheaded by masterful jewelry pieces by Marina Corazziari both extravagant and unique. Each handmade piece of jewelry would be a stunning part of an elegant ladies wardrobe and particularly effective when paired with refined elegance of Raffaella Curiel, one of the most important couture designers in Italy, who joined Fashion Frames for the first time this year.

Exclusive eyewear by Luca Pagni was another highlight of accessories that are blending unusual simplistic creativity with expected result, where glasses become a part your look that can not be conceived without.

Special guest of this edition was as well dutch brand Stroke, with its selection of affordable luxury pieces, hand embroidered scarfs and dresses as an ideal part of casual elegance, that were presented in Italy for the for the first time.

Lastly, accessory manufacturer I Misteri from Florence, showed its first limited edition, hand made collection of bags and accessories and was immediately snapped by the buyers.


MAKE UP and HAIR: LUCIANO CARINO of HM Makeup Italy – professional makeup and hairstyle
PHOTOGRAPHER: Edoardo Tranchese (I Tranchese Fotografi)

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