The World at His Feet
Carlo Marini is heir to a dynasty of master shoemakers whose fame and prestige date back to the last century when Giuseppe Marini opened his boutique in via Francesco Crispi, where he soon won over an enviable clientele of world fame.
Marini epitomizes the world of custom made shoes and is a hot favourite with the Japanese. In fact, the Japanese group Tie Your Tie sells Marini custom-made shoes in their Tokyo and Osaka-based stores.
Each and every working procedure is carried out by hand in accordance with the rules of custom-made products: from the measurement of the sole of the foot, to the wood last, to the draft of the design. A visit to his workshop, where each shoe is crafted by a team of professional artisans, is a must-do experience. The end result is a product that symbolizes the excellence of local craftsmanship.
Calzature Marini is featured in A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome.
Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.
The French designer Samuel Misslen shows one of his designs, the well-named Bamboo Chair, on the occasion of the second instance of Révélations, the fine craft and creation fair.
The first stage of touring exhibition The Lace Review, that brings together the 14 last manufactures of Leavers lace still operating in Calais and Caudry, is held from March 22nd to May 1st 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) of Shanghai.
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.