Man­zoni 24, Made-in-Italy stylish fur

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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.

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