Loro Piana

Front Runners December 2015: Royal Treatment

Merino sheep earned the sobriquet “the gift of kings” in the 18th century, when Charles IV of Spain gave several of the fine-wooled animals to fellow royalty in other European nations. Today a wool called the Gift of Kings is the newest material enticement from the luxury clothier Loro Piana (loropiana.com). The superfine wool (12 […]

FrontRunners December 2014: FASHION

Personal Best Using the sumptuous fabrics for which the Italian luxury-goods brand is renowned, the Loro Piana bespoke service (212.980.7961) creates custom-made suits, jackets, trousers, and overcoats. The garments are measured, cut, and sewn at Loro Piana’s Midtown Manhattan atelier by tailors trained in Italy. Clients can choose from some 1,500 fabrics, including the brand’s […]

Loro Piana

Preferring to lead rather than follow ever-evolving fashion trends, Loro Piana has long bucked convention by refusing to deliver seasonal sportswear collections like most designer brands. Instead the 86-year-old Italian textile and clothing maker prefers to produce a handful of classically inspired, high-quality pieces each season that will stand the test of time. For instance, […]