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In January during the time of the Pitti Uomo in Florence visitors had the chance to get deeper insides about womenswear embroidery and how to train this to further generations. Now, anyone who has seen these intensely treated dresses or formal outfits might have wondered if all that had been done by hand. The answer is No, we found some very interesting and for us quite unknown sewing machines that were able to do special stitching and applications of fabric and of leather as well. The organisation that showed all is called “my Vintage academy and had a big booth right in the City centre of Florence.


The first item of course that we observed from far was a black dress full of feathers and tone in tone pearls. Coming nearer it went even more spectacular and right behind the skirt a woman showed the way how to attach these feathers by first sorting them, then bundle and attach them in endless stitching.




Besides the Dress making there were many women who demonstrated hand made features. Very impressive were the ones with feathers on small leather goods.


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What also impressed us was the attachment of pearls to a thin white fabric. This woman didn’t get nervous regardless to the many visitors looking at her, taking pictures like me or discussing how and where to include this artwork in their own collections.

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Another station explained the way of attaching small fabric parts with a machine to leather materials. I saw a sewing machine which I had never seen before. The upper threat moved around the needle and so drilled a kind of rope on top of the fabric while attaching it to the basic leather material.

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I also recorded the machine while working. It’s a larger video but it’s worth to watch because of the uncommon functionality.

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Here’s another video of their impressive workshops at the city of Florence

After all I must say that as much as I am addicted to men’s clothing this handcrafted artwork impressed me very much and I am happy to work for a company who does both, men’s and women’s clothing. That gives me the opportunity to visit our “dress team” from time to time and “spy” a bit around their techniques and abilities.

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accessories 1At the last fair during a break I noticed a visitor in a very nice suit. The gentleman was obviously waiting for Bloggers to be photographed and so I didn’t mind to do the same…

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My visit at the Pitti Uomo last week reminded me of the famous statement from Andy Wharhol about “15 minutes of fame” everyone deserves.

I must say that there were lots of people applying for this with their sometimes very special outfits. Some of them were absolutely disconnected to current collection developments or trends.

 Nevertheless many of them demonstrated a lot of the feelings and details which were displayed in the booths around. Again, here are some examples which I liked very much and which gave me some hints to think about:

a great mixture of colors and trends, I love the glasses, knit and hat in the same beige put together with the dark blue of the jacket. Very relaxed fit in the shoulders, not so easy to achieve in this rich look…


I am not sure about the hair colour but the checked jackets together with destroyed jeans make a cool look.


That’s a funny scene: the look is a mixture of traditional Amish, Jewish and Shepard influence – an then checking messages on the smartphones 🙂


This couple looked a bit bored but was very aware of all photobloggers, a perfect look – even in the faces


These guys had a lot of fun with the audience and were available for everyone for a quick shot


the guy in the middle looked so perfect like having a break during a movie scene



For sure the most funny ones and I am really not sure if they wanted to fool us all or if they wanted us to take it serious 🙂

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In the next article I will give you some more impressions from the scenery at the fair and some window shots of Florence.

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