Manzoni 24, Made-in-Italy stylish fur
Alessandra Grillo Zanini, Product Manger of Condorpelli, talks to us about this iconic reality, the uber-luxe Manzoni 24 fur collections and its high-end flagship store in the Quadrilatero della Moda.
When and how was Condorpelli established and, in particular, when did the Manzoni 24 brand come into being?
Ours is the story of a family who, for three generations, have created luxe fur collections, investing passion and tireless dedication to our work, using the timehonoured experienced garnered over the years to continue to achieve only the highest levels of workmanship. “Madein-Italy” working techniques, quality and artisanship are the hallmark features of Condorpelli, apparent in each and every one of its garments. Over time, consumer demands have changed radically and, about 8 years ago, we decided to create the Manzoni 24 collection – a dynamic, contemporary line – designed to reflect the rapidly changing trends in fur fashions.
Tell us about “Made-in-Italy” working techniques.
Our garments are handmade by highly specialized technicians who though using avant-garde techniques nevertheless continue to draw upon time-honoured sartorial traditions.
What are the standout features of a Manzoni 24 garment?
Lightness, versatility, modernity and elegance. These qualities are further enhanced by in-depth research on only the noblest materials and the use of innovative designs, that make each garment a statement piece.
What kind of experience awaits customers visiting the space in via Manzoni?
Customers visiting our flagship store will find themselves immersed in an atmosphere that though exuding sophistication is also warm and welcoming, the ideal place to glean inspiration, to see and, naturally, to try on the garments featured in our collection. Furthermore, our staff is always on-hand to help customers find exactly what they need and offer specialized advice, to guarantee a truly unique shopping experience.
How is Italian fur positioned on the international market?
Italian fur boasts an age-old tradition, renowned for its unparalleled expertise and craftsmanship, together with the creativity and style that are often lacking elsewhere.
the Zanini brothers, Sergio and Alessandro, with Alessandro’s wife Alessandra (in the middle) and the Manzoni 24 staff.
mink camouflage gilet paired with a double-faced cashmere coat.
See also page 48.