A Roman Emporium of Elegance
More than a shop, Battistoni has always been a sort of high class café literaire, a meeting place of aristocratics, financiers, Italian and International celebrities: from the dukes of Windsor to Marlon Brando, from Moravia Warhol, Balthus to Cocteau. All of them aspired to boasting ownership of a Battistoni suit or shirt.
Established by Guglielmo Battistoni in '46, the style of the house of Battistoni marked an entire era, without any of the attending media clamour, thanks to its shirts featuring a contemporary touch and its collar tips, slightly longer and wider than those of traditional shirts.
Even nowadays they are still delivered with spare collars and cuffs to replace the old ones. A time-honoured tradition carried on with the same passion and the same discretion by his children Gianni and Simonetta.
Battistoni 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.
Roman by birth, instructed at the Koefia Accademy in Rome, Alessio Spinelli is today a highly regarded shoe designer in the Capital, winner of the Who is On Next? contest, organised by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italia. He has worked on important projects with Roberto Capucci, Camillo Bona and Gattinoni.
Starting on May 20th and in parallel of the D'Days, Made in Town is donning Denmark's colors and entering a 100% design program. The workshop is welcoming within its walls the Nordkraft project which showcases Danish lifestyle essentials through Internet: selling furniture, objects, graphic art, with brands and designers typical of the Nordic spirit.
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.