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Sastreria 91 SS16 Pitti Preview

Showcasing once again at the “Make” area of the Padiglione Centrale at Pitti, was one of the most charismatic and outstandingly talented duos I’ve had a change of meeting to this day. As if their carefully curated bespoke attires weren’t enough to unleash a shooting spree amongst street style photographers, their trademark bow tie collection caused a similar impression on all those who passed by their stand. Besides the bespoke creations I presented a couple of weeks ago during my visit to Madrid, one of their side projects consists of an exclusive line of handmade bow ties, made from luxurious and exotic materials. The superb use of iridescent feathers from pheasants, quails, mallards and other exquisite birds, results in a product that is both unique and highly sophisticated. 

This outspoken gentlemanly interpretation on a much controversial accessory, whose playful allure was widely distorted in recent years, was most welcome. The concept that Sastreria 91 managed to portray in each of their creations, rekindles the balanced formality of old, with each bow evoking much more of a Bond-esque universe than that of a weekend at the Hamptons. The superb texture and sheen of the natural feathers, elevates this accessory to a suave status where you immediately picture yourself wearing them on some of the most luxurious locations on earth. Carrying on the theme, was a feather-lapelled tuxedo that was quite possibly one of the finest examples of creativity, craftsmanship and art on display at the fair, dazzling all those who came across it.