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.
Basket weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world, and yet Esmé Hofman is one of the rare artisans to master and perpetuate the art of braiding plant fibers together.
The third and final stop on the itinerant exhibition The Lace Review, which brings together the last 14 Leavers lace factories still in operation in Calais and Caudry, takes place on 16 and 17 July 2019 during the Première Vision exhibition in New York.
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.