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.
Born in 1988, Cathy Amouroux graduated from Ecole Duperré and works both as a ready-to-wear designer and textile graphic designer. She explored the world for an entire year to discover local know-how as part of her project named Wear You From. Cathy is also one of the six designers who participated in the Design for Peace residency project in Burkina Faso.
To Give Oneself Work is the reedition of a performance realized by Juliette Roche last year at the Glasgow School of Art. Over many days, from morning until evening, the Parisian artist, born in 1987, occupies a space accessible to the public, organized like an atelier. She works there with wood and various materials towards a final exhibition which will conclude the performance.
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 four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.