An eccentric, eclectic individual who, at his Tor di Nona location, mainly produces original ties and bowties based on his own creative design. On account of his flamboyant look (moustache and untidy hair) and his surreal creativity he has been dubbed the “Salvador Dali of the tie”.
His fabric range includes materials from the 20’s right up to the 50’s and 60’s and are used both for his bespoke suits, based on the Neapolitan school of tailoring, and his ties. His favourite fabrics are highly unusual, such as the organic and recyclable ones, with which he is capable of creating any type of garment. The price of a tie in a vintage, 20’s fabric can cost anywhere up to one thousand euros on account of being unique and unrepeatable.
Alberto Valentini is featured in A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome.
Made in Sassari. He has always been passionate about fashion, he graduated in Law at LUISS University of Rome, where he lives and works, over the years he acquired an expertise in institutional communication. From now on, he is in charge of public relations and event planning, and he is also a consultant for AltaRoma.
Elizabeth Gleeson is American and passionate about producing ethical and artisanal fabrics. She started her own brand URSA Textiles in 2013.
Made in Town interrupts the daily grind, taking a voyage south to the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, in pursuit of local savoir-faire and products, desiring (as always) to strengthen the bond between the public and producers. The exhibition Made in Town / Montagne Noire parks its suitcases first at the Castres Economic Fair.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.