The new campaign fall / winter 2014-15 Alberto Guardiani evokes the atmosphere of Berlin's Kreuzberg district, cosmopolitan outpost since the 70s.
The Free-spirit is recounted in the shots of the photographer Serge Guerand
Le Marche & Fashion
Le Marche offers an esteemed fashion industry that over time has developed an expertise that permit to understand the needs and desires of the market, especially from the end consumer side. Le Marche is a land of ancient traditions and crafts manufacturing, here, are located some of the major brands famous all over the world. A trip to the Marche, may also be an opportunity to switch from the classic historical and cultural tour to another exquisitely fashionable, in search of numerous outlets and factory stores. The shoe making district of Fermo and Macerata situated on the border of the provinces of the same name, represents the largest concentration of footwear producing companies in Italy.
Curated by Mariano Pallottini
One of the greatest Italian flagship loved worldwide, seen on the Red Carpet and with international celebrities, is Rodo.
Synonymous of eternity, luxury and elegance typical of Italian craftsmanship, Rodo during Milano Fashion Week presented its new Fall/Winter collection of iconic purses and refined shoes.
With a gust of fresh air, Rodo puts the light on the new trend of this year… The slip-on. Created in bright colors such as baby blue and pumpkin and in sheepskin to take the feet warm, the slip-on signed by Rodo will be the real must of next season accompanied by pumps and loafers.
The bags reinterpret the iconic shapes of past years and the clutches rediscovered precious materials and fascinating and brilliant colors, that wrap ourselves in an allure of glamour.
New F/W Rodo collection winks eye to a fresh and positive fashion but never forgetting that class is eternal and with a Rodo clutch you are ready to become larger than life. [...]
The most important details of Le Silla footwear are crystals and precious stones exuberantly embellished and handcrafted. That makes Swarovski shoes often in the limited edition collection because of its unique and exclusive element – crystal becomes a motif of each model. Finished with signature glittered, Le Silla shoes are so desirable and luxurious, as jewels that mean status and richness. Women who wear Le Silla Swarovski shoes choose an accessory of extreme value.
Elevate your party look with this oh-so-sultry jewelled glittery sandals, whose sky-high heels will lend instant confidence and poise!
At the 86th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, Manuel Ritz presents the Spring Summer 2015 collection, along with its new adv campaign. Whispered worlds, crossed universes that talk about us; who have already conquered all and will represent the reference point of the editorial line of the passenger blog, animated by many other future stories.
Just in time for Ramadan, the new offering imagines new styles adapted especially to customers from the Middle East. The carefully curated collection is made from an array of materials, including exotic leathers and suedes, with patterns ranging from traditional Middle Eastern motifs to more modern camouflage designs giving the discerning local community an exquisite range of traditional footwear with a distinctly Italian touch.
The new collection of sandals provide a blend of design and comfort suitable to the climate and lifestyle of the Middle East with insoles cushioned for extra comfort and rubber soles. While the line of sandals are made to be in sync with the traditional footwear tastes of the region, they maintain the elegant Italian design qualities specific to Cesare Paciotti, including quality leather, buckles, snaffles and the ever identifiable Paciotti dagger logo.[...]
Brimarts is a new shoe concept: the elegant contrast between classic shape and innovative material. The shape is streamlined the tip drawn with a slight curve, altemating with a single micro bottom (ultralight and multicolor), a clear-cut and smooth derby and dovetail slim-ﬁt lace-up. Not only lace-up shoes but also loafers, another product synonymous with elegance.
Fifty years of knowledge, ethics and experience, but also technological innovation and aesthetics. Tombolini means Made in Italy, where traditional elegance meets a new international target. Quality makes the difference for Tombolini, which means interpretation of classic cuts with a contemporary style thanks to high quality materials and attention to detail.
Eugenio Tombolini was born in 1933 in Urbisaglia, province of Macerata, and in the ’50s became an apprentice tailor, master of the secrets of cutting and sewing.
A little later, in 1964 he opened a task of tailoring which immediately became prosperous thanks to commitment and dedication. [...]
The “Sacchetto “processing” (upper whithout cuts and sewing) provides the maxim softness and comfort. The procedure is similar to the “TUBOLARE” costruction, and provides for the separate application of the lining at the upper, built like a glove on the same last of the shoe and closed like a bag on the foot. Whit this type of processing, also known as “Bologna” processing, the Inner insole is removed, this create a unique shoes for comfort and flexibility. The Calzaturificio Solare srl, whith its trademark JACKAL MILANO, works its shoes in this way from 35 years, have started from classic mocassin in soft leather and get up to date, building an English style of shoes decorated with dovetail bit, and using natural hand-dyed leathers that create a vintage appeal, the result is like to wear a slipper [...]
In a shake-up for Tod’s menswear presence it was announced that Andrea Incontri has joined the Design Team at the Italian leather goods label as Creative Director over the weekend. In an effort to re-align the menswear to give it a more prominent foothold, there will be a focus on ready-to-wear in the coming months following Incontri’s successful, if not sudden, debut collection at Tod’s shown on Sunday in Milan. [...]
For summer 2014 lace’s back in fashion imposing all its fine and delicate sensuality. A refined and elegant sensuality that infects all garments. So, let’s put together a total look in lace?
The women's collection Spring / Summer 2014 Fabi offers countless opportunities for matching, starting from this central theme and adding an element that will give our outfits a valuable feature: the Made in Italy quality production.
In the Fabi shirt and knitwear, the lace decoration becomes the protagonist of the sleeves. As in the refined and exotic kaftan, with flared sleeves embellished by the San Gallo lace. [...]
July 4 at 19.00 on Deejay TV, Nando Muzi creations will be available to the competitors of the TV show “Tacco 12! … si nasce”, a fashion battle, in search for the perfect shoe. A dream shoe rack, from which the participants in the competition can draw on to complete their look impeccably. What better accessory, if not a pair of shoes Nando Muzi?
Uguccioni is now creator and designer of a company called La Collezione di Pressede, “Collection of Pressede.” Pressede being her great grandmothers name and originating from Prussia.
Uguccioni gathers excess leather scraps from several types of manufacturers. She started off with buying leather from the home furnishing factory she was working for.
She soon started to purchase leather scraps that were left over from multiple companies. The leather was considered no good anymore since it was torn, beaten, scratched, or folded. To Uguccioni, the leather scraps were special, torn in ways the hand couldn’t create. It was beaten down to the faded black you can only get after so many bends and scratches, engraved in textures that weren’t used by stamps, and folded to cuts that were not your typical circle and square combination. Uguccioni had a mission; to give a new life to one that was considered wasted. [...]
The designer Vittorio Camaiani presented, in the sparkling setting of the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Via Veneto in Rome, the collection “Threads of words, Pages of clothes” for spring- summer 2014.
The inspiration comes from two great authors of Italian literature like Leopardi romantic poet and D’Annunzio bold and innovative, the clothes in fact express elegance and strong contrasts, are a tribute to the craftsmanship of tailoring and embroidery. [...]
Alive Shoes has lofty ambitions to radically re-invent the shoemaking process. The site essentially builds upon a conversation that social media has begun: giving everybody a chance to create and promote their own brand.
Unlike branded product customisation options like Nike ID, or customised one-off pieces like those offered by Milk & Honey, Alive Shoes’s USP lies in its ability to make anyone a designer and entrepreneur. Users can register to design a product, create a webshop, and start selling within minutes.
The company does all the backend work, like managing production, logistics and customer care, enabling consumers to focus solely on creativity. The website currently offers 50 front-end templates, a number set to expand to 500, and will eventually allow consumers to upload their own sketches for true creative freedom.
Products are manufactured in the famed region of Le Marche in Italy, where the crème de la crème of ‘Made in Italy’ footwear is produced (including the likes of Prada and Tod’s). By bypassing the middlemen and selling directly to consumers, Alive Shoes is able to offer highly competitive prices (between €99-199 including shipping) without scrimping on quality.
Shoes are made to order, put into production once a minimum of seven pairs are sold, and delivered to customers in less than four weeks. The company quotes an average return rate of 3 percent on the 1,000 shoes they have already shipped, impressive compared to 25-30 percent for the online shoe business.
London support the production in Le Marche supporting an interesting start-up.
As the worlds of fashion and technology continue to collide in and around London’s Silicon Roundabout, accelerator Front Row I/O is supporting a new crop of start-ups.
Helping add some much-needed diversity to your existing tailoring collection, double-breasted suits and jackets are trending for spring/summer 2014 after dominating the global men's fashion weeks. We bring you the full trend report and show you how to wear this classic, powerful cut in a modern and stylish way. [...]
Born in Urbisaglia (Macerata) in 1933, Eugenio Tombolini in the 50’ become a tailor trainee, learning the secrets and the key concepts of cutting and sewing. During this period he could experience and taste his qualities as an innovator entrepreneur. In 1964 Eugenio Tombolini decided to start a new challenge opening a dressmaker’s workroom. This small workshop become a strong company that gained more and more importance and prestige. His hard work finally paid off: he created his own brand focused on manufacturing high quality menswear items. Today Tombolini is a well-known masterpiece of Made in Italy.