Readers picking up the forthcoming issue of The Rake and glancing through our monthly recommendations will find a pointer towards a small Italian company, Viola Milano.
London, November 20th 2013. Claridge’s, London’s legendary Mayfair hotel, has unveiled the Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2013 in its lobby, designed by long time guests and friends of the hotel, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The 7 metre-high tree, which depicts iconic elements from a traditional Christmas tree reinterpreted with Sicilian elements draws on the Italian heritage and origins of the designers.
Belstaff’s latest creation is a very cool video showing the journey of a group of bikes to Goodwood. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever wanted to get on a motorbike.
Ever since Berluti announced its intention to launch ready-to-wear clothing, we at The Rake have been excited. That excitement grew when the first capsule collection was released, and covered in our pages. Now, it seems Alessandro Sartori is in full flow.
It should be no surprise that we at The Rake love RRL. Long fans of Ralph Lauren’s pitch-perfect taste, the RRL venture adds a deep passion for craft and a deep dive into historical design.
We have noted on The Rake before how many leather-goods companies are springing up all over the place. Roztayger manages to bring many of those brands together
Last week saw the launch of the Kent & Curwen store on Savile Row, with a heaving party and some rather nice cricket balls.
Arizona, with her spirit of adventure arrives in Venice, where she she follows a trail of music coming from a magnificent palazzo. David Bowie, enthralled by her beauty and elegance, plays a unique version of “I’d rather be high” on the harpsichord, it seems to have been written just for her.
The Drake’s store in London is offering the first of a unique collaboration this Friday and Saturday: shoes made by Austrian company St Crispin’s and designed by legendary Japanese shoemaker Koji Suzuki.
As a celebration of Italian opera, the luxury pen company Montegrappa has created a series of pens, the Emozioni in Musica collection, which aims to celebrate the elegance and nobility of the art form. The third and most recent pen in the collection is the Rigoletto, named after Giuseppe Verdi’s opera.