Carréducker – A Passion For Shoes

The first time I have heard about Carréducker, I was intrigued: a small company dedicated to the manufacturing of custom made shoes for men, each pair hand sewn, uniquely fitted to suit a particular pair of feet, and the specific taste of each client. You may call it indulgent or …

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Azza Fahmy – An Egyptian Tale of Luxury

In a field almost exclusively occupied by Western aesthetic such as that of high jewellery, the name Azza Fahmy sounds refreshingly distinct. In a society dominated by men such as that of Egypt, the thought that a feminine figure has managed to find so much success independently is equally refreshing …

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Cire Trudon – Candles Fit For Kings

The year is 1643. On a dusty rue Saint-Honore, in Paris, carriages and men pass by like any other day through the morning clamour. Among the many merchants opening the doors to their shops is a certain Claude Trudon. Little does he know that the little grocery shop he just …

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Haute Couture and the Hands That Build It Seam by Seam

Fashion is ridiculed by many as being frivolous, or, at best, an impractical, unnecessary occupation. Historically, it filled the pages of magazines and provided superficial girls with a hobby: something to accumulate and to talk about endlessly. More recently, it also stirs controversy with the constant rise of the infamous …

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Antico Setificio Fiorentino – The Master Weavers of Florence

A few years ago I stumbled across a book that completely changed my perspective of the luxury industry, a book which I wholeheartedly recommend to everyone remotely interested in the harsh reality of this field: “How Luxury lost its Lustre”, by Dana Thomas. It was in the pages of this …

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400 Years Of Splendor – The Story Of Mellerio dits Meller

Some prominent luxury brands today can be described as having been intertwined with historic events of the last century or more, having managed to overcome moments of crisis, changes of regimes, cultural and social shifts. But few of them are quite as fascinating as the one I am going to …

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Ombrelli Francesco Maglia – Umbrellas for the Connoisseurs

Francesco Maglia is one of my recent discoveries, and since there are only bits of information scattered around a few articles online about this company, I felt like this discovery was worth mentioning. Surely in this day and age, umbrellas are such common accessories – especially if you live in …

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