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How about a little tour to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, more precisely to New York? Milan Design Agenda discover one more luxury Milan Fashion Brand-based, Valextra , that is making quite of noise at Madison Avenue with a new fashion boutique.
The man behind its interior design was the architect Marco Costanzi, where was used traditional Milanese materials, including rich leather, brass, and a very special stone: ceppo di grè. It’s kind of marble stone found in many historic buildings in Milan, for the floors, walls, and display platforms.
“Most of the facades of the buildings in Milan are made with this material,” says Costanzi. “I started to work with the grey color of the stone and came back to design all the other elements.” The New York store also offers an exclusive collaboration with the artist Martino Gamper, who designed brightly colored patchwork handbags and accessories, as well as a special area to order bespoke Valextra pieces with customized leather, hardware, and finishing.
Valextra’s sleek and simple leather goods have long been the pick of style icons, from Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes. Now the Italian house has opened its first U.S. location on New York’s Madison Avenue. Valextra’s elegant product design, was conceived to aggretate an atmosphere of Milan Fashion Brand modernism,
The question you might ask is…How does one recognise a Valextra creation? Certainly not by looking at its logo, so discreetly refined that it could easily go unnoticed. At this Milan Fashion Brand, Valextra, luxury expresses itself in the detail, intricately crafted with utmost care: the exclusive, individually selected skins; the thread used for stitching; the hardware finishes; all of which are created using unique processes to create exclusive hues in an incredible array of colour.
Milan Design Agenda invites you to take a closer look at Valextra’ fashion bags in the following video:
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