FrontRunners: Silk Route

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  • William Kissel

Renowned silk maker Mantero has added to the allure of Italy’s Lake Como region with La Tessitura (+39.031.321.666), a new store that pays homage to the area’s 500-year-old silk trade. Rather than give its designers free rein to create their own cloths in the adjacent 117-year-old factory, Mantero instructed its creative team to work with leftover scraps to fashion quiltlike ties, scarves, shoes, and home accessories. “The use of reclaimed silk forced our designers to be doubly creative,” explains Mantero’s managing director, Moritz Mantero. “The process creates a limited number of one-off products, each of which has a story to tell.”

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