At the twilight of the 13th century, the city-state of Florence was a small and vulnerable republic surrounded by the superpowers of Milan, Venice, and Rome. Yet here in the heart of Tuscany, a small group of intellectuals and artists illuminated the Dark Ages by igniting the humanist movement that became known as the Italian Renaissance. Just as these lovers of knowledge embraced the wisdom and beauty of the lost classical world, so do today’s visionaries seek inspiration among Florence’s ancient splendors. In and around the Florentine hotel Il Salviatino, we showcase modern Italian-made clothing designs that draw upon the past in celebrating the art of the human form.
Bottega Veneta 877.362.1715, www.bottegaveneta.com
Brioni 888.778.8775, www.brioni.com
Brunello Cucinelli 212.813.0900, www.brunellocucinelli.it
Bulgari 800.285.4274, www.bulgari.com
Canali 212.767.0205, www.canali.it
Cesare Attolini 212.246.0085, www.cesareattolininewyork.com
Dolce & Gabbana 877.703.4872, www.dolcegabbana.it
Ermenegildo Zegna 888.880.3462, www.zegna.com
Fratelli Rossetti 212.888.5107, www.rossetti.it
Isaia 212.245.3733, www.isaia.it
Kiton 212.813.0272, www.kiton.it
Prada 212.307.9300, www.prada.com
Ralph Lauren 888.475.7674, www.ralphlauren.com
Salvatore Ferragamo 800.628.8916, www.ferragamo.com
Stefano Ricci 212.371.3901, www.stefanoricci.com
Tom Ford 212.359.0300, www.tomford.com
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: Baud Postma. grooming: Ezio Diafaria, Victoria’s. TAILOR: Marta Buszek.
DIGITAL TECHNICIAN: Jax Harney, Threefour Digital. PRODUCTION: Clarissa Morales, Pure Management NYC.
POSTPRODUCTION: Eyescape Labs. MODEL: Guy Barbot, I Love Models Management.