Mid-September saw a truly incredible London Fashion Week. What a stunning way to welcome back in-person events! Every year I look forward to this fabulous glimpse into the minds of some of the most accomplished creatives in the world. Full of eminent names and rising stars, it’s an exhilarating look at the distinguished brands of the times. And during this time, I welcomed some of the most illustrious names in the fashion world into my own work.
I’m so proud to share that for my very first post-lockdown London event, I was selected by Christian Dior Couture UK for their Journées Savoir-Faire event to help showcase their iconic Lady Dior bag.
Attending the Journées Savoir-Faire as an Italian Interpreter for the House of Dior, has been one of my top highlights in my career so far!
Housed in Dior’s flagship Bond Street boutique, the consecutive interpreting assignment meant I interpreted for two Florentine Couture Artisans named Marco and Roberta. Between them, they have over forty years of experience designing and creating extremely limited pieces of art for Dior’s prominent VIPs. Marco and Roberta spearhead a team of twelve highly-specialized artisans in Florence: the best in the world at creating these beautiful, bespoke pieces.
The Himalayan Lady Dior bag (if you can call a bag!) takes the team one day for assembly, and three to four days to complete just one exquisite bag. The Journées Savoir-Faire demonstrated the craftsmanship that goes into each process for this truly iconic piece. I was found myself surrounded by the high society clientele all in awe of the world class bags and knowledge shared by Marco and Roberta.
These ‘pieces of art’ are highly prized by collectors’ for their beauty and rarity. The care their craftsmen put into them flowed out into the room: there was an inimitable atmosphere of excitement at this event. And it was such an honour to be at the centre of it all and experience this one-of-a-kind creative process taking place for myself.
Now, do you think I can get one for Christmas?