PROJECT: Baco Luxury is an artisanal fashion magazine that discovers, curates and tells the story of Italian craftsapeople. These are interviews taken by me on short trips to villages in Como & Tuscany

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LUCIA BONI: TAPESTRIES TO WEAR

Situated in a little pocket of the Tuscan terrain, Lucia Boni’s atelier in San Gimignano is full of bright coloured coats, hats and scarves mirroring the surrounding landscapes. With a vertical loom taking centre-stage in the store and spools of blue yarn dotting the floor in her workshop above, Lucia’s creative soul is very evident at a glance. The artisanal quality of her designs and her contemporary approach make for a sublime manifestation of hand-made fashion.

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PIERANGELO MASCIADRI: TIE-MAKER WITH PRESIDENTIAL STANDARDS

Taking the ‘silk route’ along Lago di Como to Bellagio, was like stepping into a crafts village, home to generations of artisans.  A walk along the lakeside boulevard, navigating cobblestoned alleyways, peeping into 19thcentury vintage shops led to the atelier. There’s no better way to describe Pierangelo than as ‘an intellectual artist, designer and stylist’. But he’s better recognized as the man who designed Bill Clinton’s election-day winning tie!

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INDOMITO: A UNIQUE SPIN ON DENIM JEANS

Stemming from a conglomerate of childhood inspiration, a true passion for fashion and the desire to create something unique, Valentina Accardo launched her own label Indomito. With a contemporary take on the classic, evergreen, denim jeans, she’s found a way to personalise these commercial must-haves. Indomito is sartorial, artisanal, high-quality luxury in the form of customised made-to-order jeans. Her vision borrows from two indisputable leaders in the current fashion climate: slow fashion and Made-In-Italy.