THE ITAL­IAN JOB

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TGucci col­lab­o­rates with Lapo Elkann on a so­phis­ti­cated made-to-mea­sure col­lec­tion and brings its ex­pert artistry to our shores this month.

here used to be a time when Gucci re­served cer­tain colour com­bi­na­tions of its iconic web stripe for spe­cific fam­i­lies. Now, the Ital­ian fash­ion house is bring­ing back that level of cus­tomi­sa­tion and de­tail on its ex­clu­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion with Fiat heir and style icon, Lapo Elkann. The col­lec­tion, Lapo’s Wardrobe, is a highly edited made-to-mea­sure cap­sule aimed at the dis­tin­guished gen­tle­man who wishes to choose ev­ery sin­gle de­tail of his well-made, head-to-toe wardrobe from sil­hou­ettes and tex­tiles to colours, prints, lin­ings, and ac­ces­sories.

The two main sil­hou­ettes of this cap­sule col­lec­tion in­clude the uni­ver­sally flat­ter­ing sin­gle-breasted suit with rounded shoul­ders and the dou­ble-breasted dou pieces with de­tails in­spired by Gucci’s iconic equestr eques­trian her­itage. With th­ese two shapes and over 80 selec­tions of lux­u­ri­ous lux­u­riou fab­rics like tar­tan wool, cashme cashmere cor­duroy, wool mo­hair, and a vel­vet, cus­tomers can choose c from al­most a thousa thou­sand pos­si­ble com­bi­na­tions wh when it comes to their suits. A la­bel with the cus­tomer’s cus­tom name along w with the suit’s date of cre­ation and city of ori­gin will be sew sewn onto the garment garment, mak­ing it truly one of a kind. A And be­cause the insi in­side counts as much as the out­side, line your suit with ne­ver­be­fore-re­pro­duced printed silks from the Gucci archives.

All-in­clu­sive, the cap­sule also of­fers shirts and knitwear with em­broi­dered ini­tials as well as ac­ces­sories to com­plete the look. Brief­cases, suit­cases, duf­fle bags, and belts all may be per­son­alised with ini­tials, but the high­light of the ac­ces­sories col­lec­tion is the shoes. Loafers and slip­pers in the most ex­quis­ite ma­te­ri­als will make a state­ment fin­ish to a dis­tinctly in­di­vid­ual wardrobe.

Be­cause it has al­ways been said that the shoes maketh the man, this month Gucci flies in its highly skilled shoe crafts­men from Florence to set up an ar­ti­san cor­ner in its Suria KLCC bou­tique, al­low­ing cus­tomers a first-hand view at the su­perb crafts­man­ship that goes into the clas­sic 1953 horsebit loafer.

To cel­e­brate the 60th an­niver­sary of the beloved shoe, the house has been send­ing th­ese crafts­men all over the world to demon­strate the metic­u­lous at­ten­tion to de­tail that makes each iconic pair. For a taste of the be­spoke ex­pe­ri­ence, the ar­ti­sans will per­son­alise shoes pur­chased dur­ing the event with a lim­ited-edi­tion metal plaque to record the lo­ca­tion and date. The Lapo’s Wardrobe cap­sule col­lec­tion is avail­able le at the men’s men s flag­ship store in Br­era, Mi­lan. The 1953 Loafer Ar­ti­san Cor­ner runs from Oc­to­ber 3 to 6 at Gucci, G37, Suria KLCC. Tel: 03-2026 6267.

A her­ring­bone suit with match­ing ac­ces­sories from Lapo’s Wardrobe

Watch case, Lapo’s Wardrobe

Per­son­alised slip­pers, Lapo’s Wardrobe

Per­son­alised belts, Lapo’s Wardrobe

The Gucci 1953 loafer

An evening look from Lapo’s Wardrobe

A cus­tomised bracelet

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