16 Nov '12, 4pm

Italy, craftmanship and luxury houses' standards of excellence: #luxury

But the best of Italy’s luxury brands are ignoring the temptation and resolutely digging their heels into the traditions of their homeland. By embracing, and at times reviving, time-honored techniques, they are dedicated to the standards of excellence for which the country is known. Here is a glimpse of some of the highest quality craftsmanship Italy has to offer: Fendi The masters at Fendi, using techniques developed nearly 90 years ago, ensure that clients are dazzled every season by innovative fur garments, most of which look nothing like fur at all. The Roman label is particularly deft at complicated intarsia techniques, in which expertly cut and dyed pieces of fox, lamb and mink are inlaid together like a fur puzzle. The process is made all the more complex by the different lengths and colors of the fibers, which are painstakingly stitched together, creating new volum...

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/fashion/16iht-fcraft16....

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