#Pitti93 has been the 10th edition that GWD attended (and to think that everything started here), somehow we can’t believe it yet.
Since #Pitti92 we’ve slightly changed our approach to the fair, trying to be more relaxed, enjoying the amazing Florence, meeting up with friends from all over the world, discovering new brands, strenghtening actual GWD business relationships and building new ones.
Our #Pitti93 had an earlier start, as in November we travelled to Florence to meet with Mr. Massimiliano Donnarumma (taylor of Otto Marchesi Sartoriale) to take the measurements and choose the fabrics for Fabrizio Oriani’s bespoke suit & coat.
Streetstyle in November
Stay at Hotel Lungarno
For the second edition in a row we partnered with one of the most iconic hotel in Florence, namely Hotel Lungarno part of the Lungarno Collection, and formerly GWD second home in Florence.
Hotel Lungarno, GWD’s beloved luxury 5 star hotel in Florence renowned for its chic, nautical interiors, will undoubtedly maintain its signature blue, a reflection of the River Arno over which it seems to lightly float.
The property’s marvelous location with its private terraces, breakfast room, and Michelin-starred restaurant all sitting out over Florence’s aquatic lung, is polished ‘new’ once again. Instead of 78 rooms, they now have 68 spacious rooms and luxury suites, 40 of which have an enchanting view of the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio.
Lungarno‘ staff cuddled GWD a lot and we experienced breakfast in bed, aperitivo at Picteau Lounge and sumptuos dinner at Borgo San Jacopo Michelin starred restaurant of the hotel.
Breakfast in bed
We want to thank Mr. Giacomo Perotti for these amazing shots!
Aperitivo at Picteau Lounge
Dinner at Borgo San Jacopo
Michelin starred Chef Mr. Peter Brunel thought of a special menu for GWD and friends.
The memory of Lofoten
Marinated anchovies, sea water, oyster leaf, fennel breadstick
Chianina’s black, finocchiona foam, hand cut tartare
Chianina’s black in spiced chocolate praline, finocchiona foam with black truffle,
hand cut tartare, polenta chips, lovage mayonnaise, truffle caviar
Calf marinated with milk, carrot foam, bitter sweet carrot, olive dust
Cordial Campari & il Conte Camillo Negroni
Risotto in H2O of cabbage
Rice, cabbage, trout eggs and truffle caviar
Wild boar in cinta
Wild boar ravioli, sour cream, cinta senese jus, goat chese and black truffle
foie gras, mandarine, pecan walnuts and truffle
Gin jelly, artichoke purè, mint and roast chestnuts
“Maledetto toscano” land of Tuscany
Tuscan cigar, grappa solera Segnana
Game of texture
Piglet, red prawns with lime, vermouth, morels, potato millefeuille
Pink grapefruit and pistachio margherita
Pink grapefruit mousse, pistachio cremino and shortcrust pastry verbena
Blanc de Blancs Pas Dosé 2013 Montellori
Friulano Dolée 2015 Vie Di Romans
Chianti Classico 2015 Monteraponi
Vin Santo del Chianti Merlaia 2009 Torre a Cona
Once again Mr. Fabrizio Oriani, Founder & Creative Director of GWD styled three outfits to bring you another bunch of #StyledByGWD inspiration!
ph credits Charley, Pontus Jonsen, Eleonora Proietti, The Storyalist, Evgen Kovalenko
DAY 1 outfit was about styling cream and brown palette.
DAY 2 outfit was the result of November prologue with a bespoke suit and coat by OttoMarchesi Sartoriale.
Day 3 is as a tradition a very sporty casual day for GWD, Mr. Fabrizio styled a forest green corduroy work jacket by Sabba 1963 x Gavetta, with a blue turtleneck sweater, grey wool trousers and Paraboot shoes.
Here some highlights of the fair.
See you in June FAM,
with love and style, Charlene & Fabrizio.
PS be ready for the next reportage #GWDGoes2Cortina