Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Council of Italian Taste Makers at Barneys

the council

the chairman of the board

the double monk

I hate to reblog but what is going on at Barneys is just too good to keep quiet about. Scott Schuman's pop up shop The SartoriaLUST is officially up and running. Last night, Schuman and Barney's held a book signing/party to kick off the collaboration. Lino Ieluzzi of Milan's Al Bazar & Valentino Ricci, the Pugliese purveyor of the soft but strong shouldered suit were both there to show their support. Schuman did an excellent job of filling the small space with a diverse selection of garments from brands like Woolrich John Rich & Bros, Duckie Brown & Roda. The true standouts to me are the selection of double monks from Al Bazar (particularly the navy suede pictured above) as well as Schuman's DB blazer collaboration with Boglioli. The jacket is completely unconstructed and each size has different colored buttons. Valentino Ricci will be back over at Barneys today to host a trunk show. His jackets, which take 72 hours to construct by hand, are nothing short of spectacular and definitely worth a look. His tailoring sensibility can be summed up by one phase he uttered during a conversation with Jeremy Hackett: "If you hide your shoulders you are hiding who you really are..."

1 comment:

One Man's Style said...

Looks great wish i could be there... Im a big fan of the double monkstrap, hope i can be as cool as Lino someday... haha