The Alberto Guardiani Shoes was founded in 1947 in the town of Montegranaro one of the capitals of Le Marche shoe's district. Cousins Luigi e Dino Guardiani open a artisan laboratory specializing in classic, quality shoes for men. [...]
Le Marche another Italy
Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
Italy brings us many amazing fashion brands, and there is one region in particular where numerous shoe makers come from – coastal Marche region – and more specifically Fermo and Macerata districts, not far from Rome. The most famous women’s luxury brand from Marche would probably be the jewel-incrusted Loriblu shoes, which would even match Cinderella’s glass slippers! Also the company making those famous Tod’s loafers and Hogan shoes is located in the Marche region. [...]
Every city, when you are happy, shows the best part of itself … just as happened in Urbino few days ago!
For Those who had never had the good fortune to visit this fantastic city, a World Heritage UNESCU since 1998, I invite you to go from here and enjoy the beauty of this wonderful art city, complimentary Among the Marche hills. [...]
Berluti, a name synonymous with style, elegance and unparalleled craftsmanship – founded by Alessandro Berluti – the French brand is renowned for their deep understanding of the mastery of footwear, consistently producing beautiful shoes for the well shod gentleman since its birth in 1895. On October 20th 1865, Alessandro Berluti was born in the small Italian port town of Senigallia, in Le Marche on the Adriatic coast.
It was there that the man behind the brand’s future began to unfold. Beginning as an apprentice, constructing carriages from wood, seats and reins in leather. During these years of hard work he made friends with the old master shoemaker of his village and discovered with him the shoemaker’s craft and its severe demands: skilled wood carving to ensure the upmost accuracy of the last, due attention to the leather to ensure the quality of the shoe, and the necessity of perfection to please the client. [...]
Montappone is a medieval town nestled in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy: Marche. There dictates the rules of an accessory which recently returned very fashionable: the hat....
In this municipality, supported by five others in the neighborhood, there are over 40 craft enterprises, which continue the family tradition.
To give you an idea, factories in the area are 70% of the production of straw hats in Italy and 50% in Europe. [...]
Designers Tutti Gufi, Fano, Le Marche, Italy Spring Summer 2014
Fashion designer, Ms Margaret Howell established her eponymous label in London in 1972. This season, Margaret Howell unveils Autumn Winter 2013 advertising campaign featuring model Ben Allen. Those beautiful black & white pictures photographed by Koto Bolofo showcases the work of Margaret Howell’s tailoring factory located in the small city of Filottrano (Marche Region of central Italy).
Filottrano district is made up of small industries for the account of a third parties in textile, footwear, clothing, leather production.
Individuality as distinctive sign: from those who create, for those who wear.
Bearing in mind the desire of the most exigent ones – connoisseurs, experts, style fanatics – Santoni introduces the Fatto a Mano su Misura. A service, not a collection.
Santoni’s unique savoir faire, craftsmanship and tradition are at the client’s complete disposal.
Fatto a Mano su Misura represents the evolution and peak of Santoni’s craftsmanship. The experience acquired during forty years of excellence in the art of shoemaking is at the service of the client and of his wishes. The privilege of owning a unique product, specially designed and built according to one’s own wishes, expresses the purest sense of Santoni Fatto a Mano su Misura, an exclusive experience.
[...] The creation of a handmade shoe follows a specific procedure: foot measurement, selection of the shape, of the hides, and of every single detail. Every aspect of the shoe is adjustable ad libitum to the client’s request. From the lasting to the coloring, the construction of a custom shoe can take over two months. The pleasure is amplified by the waiting for the perfect object. The outcome is a one-of-a-kind shoe, impossible to imitate, fruit of true genius and human manual ability, personalized in every single detail. An experience that can be understood only wearing a pair of Fatto a Mano su Misura: this is authentic pleasure.
The ever growing fashion trend of that popular accessory
Lately designers are paying more attention to that great fashion accessory – the Hat. When the Italian newspapers showed photos of The Duchess of Cambridge, (Kate Middleton) wearing a ‘Made in Italy’ work of art, a dainty red hat, we traced it’s origins here to our region of Le Marche.
From the world of hip-hop to Hollywood, the fashionable crowd are again sporting headgear. Casual caps, simple pork pies and fascinators… think Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, they all know how to wear a hat for true a style statement.
Most Italian hats are made in the little town of Montappone in Le Marche region, and the 6 villages surrounding it. It’s as if the people grow up here with hat-making in their DNA. A 19th century fresco of the town has the figures painted with golden ribbons of straw streaming out from their hands – they used to plait straw as they walked to church. The straw hat festival continues every year, Il Cappello di Paglia, in July. Historical and cultural memory of this ancient art is on show at the Hat Museum, which houses historical artifacts, and proudly treasures the last hat worn by the director Federico Fellini. If you are stuck for ideas for that next wedding or Ascot horserace meeting the Museum has a display of ‘Mad Hats’ Cappellaio Pazzo.
Today the hats are fashionable, sexy and make a statement about you. It’s possible to find any kind of hat in these factories, from baseball caps to high fashion catwalk creations. The Italian design is very creative. Many of the factories have their own designers and others work for the big name Italian fashion designers, either to detailed specification or just by adding logos to their own production.
“Vintage, unique, one-of-a-kind clothing. And you can only get it here!”
His salt-and-pepper hair goes well with his wrinkly face, and he wears a striped sun-kissed shirt with shorts to match. Captain of a clothes booth at Urbino’s Saturday market, he uses his words as bait to reel customers in; I am one of them.
“Ciao bella. What do you need?”
“I’m shopping for clothes to look like I fit in here.” I tell him about the floral patterns and lace tops that a local friend recommends, and the comfortable harem pants that everyone here seems to wear. He responds by tossing a white beaded blouse straight at my chest. Matching pants, floral dresses, and sequined tops follow.
My job at the market is done; my journey complete.
My journey began the moment I first set foot in the Piazza Repubblica, Urbino’s main square. Everything about the location was right: The sun was setting while the sky turned a burnt orange, and I could taste the beer and warm pastries in the air. But something was wrong. Wearing a pair of boyfriend jeans and a lime-green crop top, I looked completely American. No wonder everyone stared. Everyone around me was covered up, and, compared to American fashion, their style was conservative.
Turning to my left, I noticed a pale man with dreadlocks wearing an oversized graphic T-shirt, loose fitting jeans shorts, and black sneakers. A dog walked by his side, leash-less. To my right was a middle-aged woman wearing a dress of colorful patterns complemented by a bright floral scarf and three-inch heels. But by the piazza’s fountain, which was directly in front of me, there was a group of young women all dressed differently. One had on pants in a floral print, another had on a tank top covered by a lace shirt, and the others wore what looked like genie’s pants, with a dramatically lower crotch. They all managed to dress comfortably and still look stylish.
Recently, Gaga fell in love with a new brand—Gianmarco Lorenzi. However, she’s not the first super stars crazy for it. These years, Gianmarco Lorenzi shoes are beloved with manyHollywoodsuper stars like Beyonce, Amber Rose, Nicki……etc. With its unique designs and artistic beauty, Gianmarco Lorenzi has been listed in one of top5 shoes brands in fashion world. Of course, its durability making it an environmental friendly goods contributes to its popularity, too. Lady Gaga never misses such nice shoes. No one knows how many shoes are at her home and no one knows how many shoes brands she loves. Gianmarco Lorenzi is one to help her to keep fashion.