With Christian Lacroix and John Galliano no longer plying the couture craft, Marco Zanini has stepped in to offer flamboyance and eccentricity.
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
Elegant and enigmatic. An exquisite squared pattern in purple, crystal and black reproduces a sophisticated chessboard design. The embroidery, made by hand with painstaking excellence, has a three-dimensional effect and is created on a background of black suede with rectangular stones.
One was an Italian aristocrat born in a Roman palace, the other is one of 11 children of poor Algerian immigrants, raised on a notorious French housing estate.
But 123 years after Schiaparelli’s birth, nearly 60 years since her fashion house closed and 40 years after her death, her legacy has been embraced by the woman who cheerfully calls herself “the girl from the banlieue”.
The House of Schiaparelli has been resurrected, Khelfa is its ambassador and the Italian designer Marco Zanini has arrived from Rochas as the creative director.
“I cannot tell you how exciting this is,” says Khelfa. “We have brought a beautiful name back to the heart of Paris.”
Zanini’s first creations for the revived house, based in the chic Place Vendôme, will be paraded at haute couture week in January. [...]
A multitude of gold and silver stars shine in the nocturnal darkness. Refined, but with the soul of a true rock star, this shoe is embellished with micro-sequins sewn facing different ways, giving the shoe an original and sophisticated effect of three-dimensional movement.
An important brand, a dynamic business, a great family. In a word – Tod's.
To Tod’s the quality of the products has the absolute priority and is keen on showing the world the competitive edge of the brand; for this reason it has invited the representatives of Vogue Italia, Vogue Russia, Vogue Spain and Vogue Germany to a two-day stay in Sant' Elpidio a Mare, a town in the province of Fermo in the Marche region, taking them on a visit through the impressive historic structure where all of Tod’s, Hogan, Fay and Roger Vivier products come to life.
Tucked in a green area in the industrial area of Brancadoro, the company’s buildings of the creator of the iconic gommino rubber dotted sole, Diego Della Valle, offer everybody not only a working space but also the cosy atmosphere of a home.
Spacious and well lit, the building welcomes staff and visiting guests to an area enriched with numerous works of contemporary art inspired by the brand’s aesthetics and the structure of its products, all of which were specifically commissioned and are much loved by the owner.
Every detail of this fantastic place conveys the attention for details that characterizes Tod’s as a brand and its products; indeed, each department of the company, starting from the fashion office as well as the pattern making, prototype and production departments all live up to the reputation that the company has built for itself through the years.
Visiting the leather quality control department within production is a speechless experience; equally incredible was getting to know Tony, the trustworthy partner and old-time friend to Mr. Della Valle who has been working for the company for years and knows every single material being used to create a Tod’s product inside out and with passion in his voice says “you always learn something new”.
Made in Italy manufacturing and the concept itself are very dear to Tod’s, in fact the strength of the company is being able to rely on the expertise of true artisan masters who turn out handmade products that are, nowadays, the real luxury.
Della Valle personally oversees all production processes and follows through any new concept being elaborated so as to develop the company to the best of its potential. Recently, within the firm buildings a new area has been created fitted with photos, videos and everything related to the collections and the advertising campaigns created by Tod’s brand through the years.
Ex-L’Oreal fragrance division brand manager Camilla Schiavone has been announced as the latest member of the team that will revive the Schiaparelli brand, says WWD .
Diego Della Valle - the Tod’s SpA financier behind the resurrection of the iconic label that closed in 1954 - has also recruited Paris-based Farida Khelfa as spokesperson/muse. The brand is expected to announce its creative director in September and show its first collection on the Paris catwalk next March.
The new label will focus mostly on accessories, makeup, and cosmetics, with some clothes as well – a business model that Della Valle has called ‘pret-a-couture’. ‘There are a lot of rich people in the world who want something very special,’ he told the FT in May.
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Tod’s T-Project is an imaginative and stylish footwear collection that encapsulates the perfect balance between quality and innovation. Drawing inspiration from Heroes and Dream visions, talent and ideals, this collection strikes a sublime balance between impeccable attention to detail and practicality, infusing high-quality, refined materials with a new urban and casual edge.
Enter the world of Fay and discover its iconic “everywear” for contemporary men. Elegance and convenience: versatile clothes with a perfect fit, created for dynamic men who look for the perfect blend of style and practicality at work and at leisure, around town and further afield. Both refined and informal, this collection is for anyone with a metropolitan spirit whose signature look is luxury. Discover the collection
This is the fourth in a row, collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Hogan. Accessories and clothes have elements of both French and the Italian brand. Couture sketches, balanced proportions of Karl Lagerfeld, the urban-chic philosophy and modern luxury of Hogan.
This new collection focuses on Interactive, the iconic design of Hogan. For day, Karl Lagerfeld suggests black or white patent leather with pyramid shaped studs, noumpouk (type suede) in the color of polished gold or mercury, gray leather embroidered with motifs from Kashmir in style and wallpaper for the evening , jeans with beaded detail in silver leather, gray leather with mesh knit and leather embroidered with mini pearls in two tones and floral designs on top...
Anne Hathaway continues with another season for TOD’s Signature Collection spring campaign, promoting a line of Italian bags and small leather goods.
In the campain the actress looks simple and elegant as she poses with a Tod's white leather bag, and a pink wallet with matching ballet flats.
The campaign is lensed again by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot, and is styled by Karl Temper.
For the creative director Fabien Baron, the campaign for TOD’s Signature reaches out to a new and younger clientele and Hathaway was the right woman for the job.
Roger Vivier, maker of high luxury shoes was acquired by Tod's Group, the Della Valle company with headquarter in Le Marche, in the mid–1990s and developed starting the beginning of this Millennium. Nowadays Roger Vivier's house produces luxury shoes, chic handbags, sunglasses, luxury leather goods, fashion jewellery and women's luxury accessories.