SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Celebrates the 10th BIRTHDAY of its Famed 10022-SHOE Salon

It’s been 10 years since Saks revolutionized the shoe industry with a shoe floor so big it needed its own zip code; the luxury retailer marks this incredible milestone with more than 75 exclusive styles, windows featuring custom designer birthday cakes, exclusive made-to-order programs, and moredownload (2)

On August 17, Saks Fifth Avenue will celebrate the 10th birthday of its famed 10022-SHOE salon. A pioneer in the footwear industry, Saks Fifth Avenue was among the first retailers to place a greater focus on shoes by creating a shoe department so big, the U.S. Postal Service granted the floor its own ZIP code―10022-SHOE. And now, 10 years later, 10022-SHOE is home to 110 designer brands―a number that has more than doubled since its inception in 2007; holds as many as 200,000 pairs of shoes; and has been expanded into 25 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Brands such as Jimmy Choo, CHANEL, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Saint Laurent, and Gucci, among others, have been with 10022-SHOE since the very beginning and will honor its 10th birthday at Saks with exclusive styles, made-to-order programs, custom birthday cake window designs, and more.

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Throughout the past 10 years, Saks Fifth Avenue has held a constant and dominating presence in the shoe industry, selling on average 850,000 pairs of shoes per year, which equates to approximately 8.5 million over the course of its 10 year history―that’s enough “shoe footage” to travel up and down the Empire State Building close to 2,000 times!

Coupled with its impressive selection, 10022-SHOE has played host to many launches, exhibitions and firsts:

  • In 2008, 10022-SHOE was chosen to host the 70th anniversary exhibition of ruby slippers honoring the 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz,” which included styles by designers including Oscar de la Renta, Stuart Weitzman and Roger Vivier, as well as Judy Garland‘s original ruby slippers designed by Adrian Greenberg of MGM studios;
  • From 2008 to 2015, designers such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura, Paul Andrew and Nicholas Kirkwood, among many others, made special appearances at 10022-SHOE locations across the country;
  • In early 2015, 10022-SHOE paid tribute to Disney’s live-action film inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella,” by collaborating, in partnership with Disney Consumer Products, with nine luxury designers―including Paul Andrew, Tabitha Simmons, Nicholas Kirkwood, Jimmy Choo and Salvatore Ferragamo―to create their own interpretations of Cinderella‘s famed glass slipper;
  • Later in 2015, 10022-SHOE made history with the launch of Manolo Blahnik’s first U.S. shop-in-shop in the United States; and
  • In 2016, Saks opened its first store dedicated solely to shoes—10022-SHOE Greenwich—located in the heart of Greenwich, CT.

The strength and growth of 10022-SHOE over the past 10 years is a testament to Saks’ commitment to the footwear category as well as our customers’ desire for the depth and breadth of our designer and emerging designer shoe assortment,” stated Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchant, Saks Fifth Avenue. “10022-SHOE is a landmark for shoe lovers in New York City and around the world for one-of-a-kind merchandise and experiences that they cannot find anywhere else―a core principle of Saks’ identity.”

Beginning this month, Saks Fifth Avenue is celebrating 10022-SHOE‘s 10th birthday with:

  • More than 75 exclusive shoe styles from powerhouse brands such as Aquazzura, Gucci, Giuseppe Zanotti, Valentino Garavani and Gianvito Rossi;
  • 12 exclusive made-to-order programs, including programs by Prada, Alexandre Birman, Manolo Blahnik, Nicholas Kirkwood, Roger Vivier and Jimmy Choo; and
  • 16 designer Happy Birthday 10022-SHOE cakes featured in the New York flagship store’s windows designed by brands such as Valentino Garavani, Gianvito Rossi, Gucci and Prada.

From Thursday, Aug. 17 until Sunday, Aug. 20, Saks will showcase a visual installation in its New York flagship, entitled “10 Galleries: A Decade of Shoes.” Each of the 10 installations will play off the 10022-SHOE exclusive items and trends and invite customers to discover, interact with, and celebrate all things shoes.

Notable footwear designers share memories about Saks Fifth Avenue and 10022-SHOE:

Designer Christian Louboutin speaks about his fondest memory of Saks’ 10022-SHOE: “Doing a personal appearance on the shoe level when it was first opened where women told me intimate stories about themselves and their shoes. It made me understand the desire of the American customer, their differences in their approach, and their taste for luxury.”

Designer Manolo Blahnik speaks about his fondest memory of Saks’ 10022-SHOE: “I think when we first launched our boutique in 2015―we had a book signing and dinner. It was an honour to meet so many women who loved my shoes … I love it [Saks]! It has always been one of my favourite stores, so beautiful and feminine!

Designer Sandra Choi of Jimmy Choo―a brand which first launched at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1997―recalls her favorite memory, designing the commemorative 2007 10022-SHOE stamp: “The custom Jimmy Choo stamp I designed for the inauguration of the shoe floor 10 years ago. It was designed to reflect the unique zip code that was created to mark the opening. It featured a sketch I drew of a signature pump, it was such a fun and original idea.”

Designer Nicholas Kirkwood speaks to his exclusive 10022-SHOE birthday style: “I wanted to create something completely different to celebrate the 10022-SHOE 10th birthday, but also something special, and I loved the idea of the interplay between masculinity and femininity so it was from there that I designed the Combat boot.”

Designer Paul Andrew speaks about his partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue: “Saks has been a signifier of style and sophistication since they opened their doors for the first time in 1924. When I launched my own brand in 2013, my very first order came from Saks. It was a surreal moment—and Saks will always hold a special place in my heart for that reason.”

Designer Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura speaks fondly about Saks Fifth Avenue: “Saks is such an iconic shopping hub, especially the historic Fifth Avenue flagship, and it’s just amazing to be carried there and all over the United States … Saks was the first department store to buy AQUAZZURA in the U.S. and as one of our key partners, they have continued to believe in me and my designs ever since. Over the years the working relationship has blossomed into a friendship.

Check out Saks’ 10 top shoe trends in the upcoming Saks Fifth Avenue Shoe Book, which will be available in stores and on saks.com August 16. Visitors can view their local stores’ 10022-SHOE celebratory activities on the Store & Locations page on Saks.com. Saks Fifth Avenue also welcomes viewers to connect via its social channels, and to follow #10022SHOE for insider access.

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Etihad Airways Partners With Jimmy Choo In Celebration Of The Iconic Luxury Brand’s 20th Anniversary

As New York Fashion Week takes flight, Collaboration Launches with an Exclusive 20th Anniversary Event and High-Profile Exhibition at New York Fashion Week

Supermodel Amber Valletta Unveils Airline’s Special A380 Aircraft Livery Featuring “NYFW: The Shows” Logo and Jimmy Choo Campaign on Board

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and the official airline of New York Fashion Week, announced the extension of its commitment to the global fashion industry by collaborating with iconic luxury brand Jimmy Choo. The award-winning airline is celebrating the world-renowned designer’s 20th Anniversary with events at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and in New York City.etihad-airways-logo

This collaboration follows an announcement made in April 2016 of the airline’s comprehensive global agreement with WME | IMG as a long-term partner of the fashion industry, connecting the airline with the fashion capitals of the world. New York is the latest stop in the sponsorship, which supports 17 fashion week events worldwide annually. It follows the airline’s recent participation at Lakmé Fashion Week in Mumbai, and shows in London and Milan will follow next month.jimmy-choo-logo

In celebration of the brand’s 20th Anniversary, Creative Director, Sandra Choi, hosted a private cocktail party during New York Fashion Week, where the exclusive music video was premiered.

If you try to shut us down,

We’ll show you just how we get down

And just to even up the score

We’re coming kicking down your door…

– Lyrics from the Jimmy Choo music video

Set to rap artist Leikeli47’s power anthem “Girl Gang”, the kick-ass music video stars Amber Valletta, Jasmine Tookes, Lexi Boling, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Taylor Hill and Xiao Wen Ju.

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Sasha Pivovarova, Sandra Choi and Amber Valletta at the 20th Anniversary Music Video launch party. (Courtesy of Jimmy Choo) PHOTO CREDIT: MADISON MaGAW/BFA, LARRY BUSCACCA/GETTY

The video is really a reflection of who the modern Jimmy Choo woman is today. She’s dynamic, confident, playful and living life on her own terms. It’s a video that’s visually beautiful, fun and makes you cheer for today’s heroines.” says Choi.

In attendance were Diane Kruger, Olivia Culpo, Brendan Fallis, Chanel Iman, Caroline Vreeland , Alan Cumming, Jordan Barrett, Kaia Gerber, Jessica Lowndes, Devon Windsor, Kate Sumner, Sara Sampaio, Genevieve Jones, Nicole Trunfio, Sean O’Pry and many more.

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New York Fashion Week is the second major partnership for Etihad Airways in New York following its principle partnership with the New York City Football Club.

As part of the celebration, Etihad Airways served as a supporting partner of Jimmy Choo‘s VIP event hosted by the international models featured in the 20th Anniversary campaign including Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Lexi Boling, Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes and Xiao Wen Ju. Highlights of the event included the unveiling of the brand’s 20th Anniversary campaign video featuring the models and a live musical performance by Mary J. Blige.

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(From left to right, flanked by Etihad Airways cabin crew), Amina Taher, Head of Corporate Communications – Etihad Airways and Sandra Choi, Creative Director – Jimmy Choo celebrate the opening of the Jimmy Choo VIP Lounge hosted by Etihad Airways and WME | IMG at Skylight at Moynihan Station. (PRNewsFoto/Etihad Airways)

Jimmy Choo has been revered by the global jetset for two decades, so it is fitting that Etihad Airways partners with the iconic brand, which shares similar ambitions – to provide the ultimate in elegance, sophistication and comfort,” said Patrick Pierce, Vice President of Sponsorships.

20 Years of Iconic Jimmy Choo Red Carpet Moments

Our aspiration is to become the airline of choice for the global fashion community, and our collaboration with Jimmy Choo serves as a natural extension of our fashion week alignment, particularly during New York Fashion Week,” added Pierce.

On the fashion runway, Etihad Airways is hosting a VIP lounge with WME | IMG and Jimmy Choo at Skylight at Moynihan Station, one of the main venues for the Spring/Summer 2017 shows throughout New York Fashion Week, from September 8 through 15. The lounge features a retrospective of the 20 most iconic Jimmy Choo shoes from the past 20 years, as curated by the brand’s Creative Director, Sandra Choi, and imagery from the Anniversary campaign, shot by Craig McDean. Along with the airline’s world-class cabin crew, the lounge will act as a hub for Etihad Airway’s signature hospitality and will feature imagery from the airline’s uniform campaign shot by Norman Jean Roy. Italian furniture company Poltrona Frau, the airline’s exclusive onboard partner for luxury leather upholstery in The Residence, First and Business classes, are featured within the lounge. In addition to the brand’s sofas, the display will include armchairs designed by Peter Marino, all featuring the top quality leather for which Poltrona Frau is known worldwide. Continue reading

Rachel Zoe And Rodger Berman To Host OCRF’s First-Ever Super Saturday Event In Las Vegas

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Luxury Shopping Event to be held at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo and Fashion Show, Sept. 19-20

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) will bring its popular Super Saturday shopping event to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo, and Fashion Show Las Vegas with unique spin. Hosted by Designer, Stylist, Editor and Author Rachel Zoe and husband and business partner Rodger Berman, the annual event, which New York Newsday called the ‘hottest summer event in the Hamptons,’ will launch in Vegas Sept. 19- 20, 2015.

OCRF’s Super Saturday designer shopping extravaganza, was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis (the late Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar US, who has since died from the disease). Super Saturday Los Angeles launched in 2014, and is hosted by Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims. In 2014, at both Super Saturday Los Angeles and New York, more than 2,000 people attended the events and raised over $ 4.1 million with net proceeds going directly to OCRF and its programs. Special guests included celebrities, influencers, designers, media, supporters and their families, and fashion lovers. The Hamptons event has been hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan while the LA event was hosted by Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber.

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The exclusive Las Vegas weekend will showcase an assortment of special retail incentives from luxury brands including Michael Kors, Tory Burch, DVF, Fendi, Robert Graham, Melissa Shoes, Ted Baker London, Topshop, Links of London and Island Company to name a few. Most participating retailers will donate a percentage of weekend sales to OCRF.


A force within the fashion and design industry for nearly two decades, Zoe has been heralded as one of the most influential forces working in fashion today. In addition to dressing clients for a bevy of red carpet events, styling countless editorial spreads, and lending her vast expertise to brands, Zoe has authored two New York Times best-selling books, and is the Editor in Chief of The Zoe Report, her online style destination and newsletter. As a designer, Zoe makes her exceptional taste and expertise accessible to the fashion savvy with Rachel Zoe Collection, comprised of ready-to-wear, footwear and jewelry lines. Zoe will soon return to television as the host of her own late night talk show, Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe, which will debut September 24th on Lifetime. Attendees can also meet Rachel Zoe when she signs copies of her newest book Living in Style.


The two-day extravaganza will feature a VIP brunch at Barneys New York, a Pucker Up Bar, Canyon Ranch SpaClub pop-up spa, a Pepsi Lounge, and Sephora makeup touch-ups.  A signature gift with purchase — two complimentary show tickets to Rock of Ages — will be available for those who spend $750 (restrictions apply – see official event guide for complete details).
Fashion Show will also highlight not-to-be-missed runway shows on the center’s elevated stage, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue and top seasonal must-haves.


We are thrilled to bring OCRF’s Super Saturday to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show Las Vegas. Their support of OCRF’s research programs will further propel us in our fight to find a cure for ovarian cancer,” says Audra Moran, president & CEO, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and nearly 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection.


“Vegas is the ultimate fashion destination. It’s the only place in the world where you can shop every top designer and brand in one central location,” says Janet LaFevre, senior marketing manager, Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show. “Being able to bring Super Saturday to Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Fashion Show gives our guests a chance to enjoy incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment all while contributing to a significant cause. We are elated to announce this partnership and first-ever Vegas location.”


Since 1998, OCRF has awarded over $65 million to ovarian cancer researchers around the country. OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it. OCRF also supports a national program, Woman to Woman, which in 2015 will be providing support through more than 20 hospitals around the country to women in treatment for any gynecologic cancer, as well as their families, by pairing them with survivor volunteers who offer one-on-one emotional support and mentoring. For more information visit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website at supersaturday.ocrf.org/vegasstylethefashionshow.com and thegrandcanalshoppes.com
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Afternoon Tea With Jimmy Choo At Mandarin Oriental, Munich

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Mandarin Oriental, Munich is delighted to announce its fashion afternoon tea in collaboration with Jimmy Choo, one of the world’s most loved luxury brands. Jimmy Choo shoes and handbags are worn by style icons, celebrities, royalty, musicians and heads of state. From now through to 28 February 2014, guests can indulge in little fashion fantasy of their own with the Mandarin Bar’s Jimmy Choo Fashion Afternoon Tea. The tea set takes inspiration from Jimmy Choo’s Cruise 2014 collection and highlights the popular clutch Charlize and the stiletto Sunday. 

Jimmy Choo is a fashion label in the luxury segment with a wide range of products. Women’s shoes form the core of the large product choice along with bags, small leather goods, scarves, sun glasses, eyewear, belts, fragrances and men’s shoes. Jimmy Choo is part of Labelux GmbH, and is available in more than 150 of the most famous department stores in 32 countries. Continue reading

Macy’s Herald Square Beauty and Fragrance Department Unveils Its Biggest and Boldest Makeover Yet

Beauty Starts From the Inside with New Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrance Brands, Fully Re-Designed Counters, All-New Shop-In-Shop Installations, And Salon Services

All Images Courtesy of Macy’s Inc.

A state-of-the-art and sophisticated shopping experience awaits shoppers as Macy’s Herald Square unveils a striking new look for its signature world of beauty and fragrances today. The long-awaited reveal has been months in the making, culminating with the most dramatic makeover of a beauty department in modern retail history. Re-fashioned within a brand-new 24,000 square-foot space and re-imagined within the grand architectural setting of the majestic Main Floor, the new Cosmetics and Fragrances department at Macy’s Herald Square will be the pre-eminent retail showcase for beauty brands and salon services. New luxury and prestige brands in color, treatment and skincare collections, as well as brand new counters, shops and bars for brows, blow-outs and nails will elevate the macys_on_black_se_8540customer experience and exceed their expectations. Beauty will truly be in the eye of the beholder as Macy’s Herald Square restyles the world’s ultimate beauty destination.

Beauty is always one of the most dynamic businesses and departments at Macy’s Herald Square,” said Muriel Gonzalez, executive vice president/general merchandise manager for cosmetics, fragrances and shoes. “With the renovation of our flagship store, we were able to completely re-imagine the space devoted to all things beauty, allowing us to bring in luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes, La Mer, Laura Mercier, Jo Malone London and Tom Ford, and for the first time, layer in salon services for nails, brows and hair all in one location. Macy’s Herald Square undeniably has the most powerful presentation for beauty in New York City.”

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Macy’s Herald Square, New York City

She added, “In addition to the new color, skincare and fragrance collections being introduced, all of our existing vendors embraced the spectacular changes at Macy’s Herald Square with their own state-of-the-art installations that are unique, interactive and the most exciting cosmetics counters in the city.

Beauty indeed does start from within. Located in the heart of the store and at the crossroads of the Main Aisle and the newly opened Memorial Door Entrance off of 34th Street, the new Cosmetics and Fragrances department at Macy’s Herald Square is the crowning moment of the extensive Main Floor renovation begun last year. Redesigned with new architectural accents and structural elements, two sets of sweeping marble staircases along both the 34th and 35th Street sides of the store frame the stunning new department and create a spectacular arena for shopping. For the first time, show windows along 34th Street have been opened to provide vistas from the street into the store. Passersby can now experience the energy and excitement of the city’s most popular beauty destination as they travel along the bustling thoroughfare.

Once inside, shoppers enter a world of breathtaking beauty accented by modern design aesthetics and a sleek, modern sensibility. A brand-new Kiehl’s shop complete with its signature motorcycle display is offset by Macy’s award-winning Impulse Beauty concept. Steps away from 34th Street, an outpost for Blow, the New York Blow Dry Bar Express and everyone’s favorite trend-setting brands including Bare Escentuals, Benefit, butter LONDON, essie, Inglot, Lipstick Queen, Smashbox, Tarte, Too-Faced, and Urban Decay await the shopper inside. Providing express services and views from 34th Street, Blow’s new outpost will be first stop for fast blow-outs, up-dos and quick re-styles and then it is off to Benefit’s Brow Bar for a quick re-shape. Continue reading

Say #IDOINCHOO – The Boston Harbor Hotel and Jimmy Choo Present an Eternally Stylish Wedding Offer

The Boston Harbor Hotel has partnered with London based luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo to create an exclusive wedding promotion – the first of its kind. Brides-to-be will be able to take advantage of this special wedding offer beginning Thursday, October 10, 2013 on www.bhh.com.

Say #IDOINCHOO - The Boston Harbor Hotel and Jimmy Choo Present an Eternally Stylish Wedding Offer.  (PRNewsFoto/Boston Harbor Hotel)

Say #IDOINCHOO – The Boston Harbor Hotel and Jimmy Choo Present an Eternally Stylish Wedding Offer. (PRNewsFoto/Boston Harbor Hotel)

Brides who book their wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel* by December 31, 2013 will say “I do in Choo” and receive their own pair of Jimmy Choo shoes for the special day. Boston Harbor Hotel brides-to-be will be treated to an exclusive after-hours shoe consultation at the Jimmy Choo Boutique in Copley Place where they can select a statement pair of bridal shoes for their special day. Brides are encouraged to bring their bridal party to share in the experience. (See rules and restrictions below)

Jimmy Choo is an iconic luxury fashion brand. While women’s shoes remain the heart of the brand, the company has expanded its range of products over the years to include handbags, small leather goods, scarves, sunglasses, eyewear, belts, fragrance and men’s shoes. With a vision to create one of the world’s most treasured luxury brands, the design direction is overseen by Creative Director Sandra Choi. Part of Labelux GmbH, a privately held luxury goods group, Jimmy Choo has more than 150 stores in 32 countries and is present in the most prestigious department and specialty stores worldwide.

Our goal is to make the Boston Harbor Hotel wedding experience elegant, memorable and fun,” says Jennifer McMahon, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing at the Boston Harbor Hotel. “We want to do something unlike anything that has been done before and something that is meaningful to our brides. This partnership with Jimmy Choo does just that.”

A member of Preferred Hotel Group, Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star waterfront hotel welcomes guests arriving by land or sea. Located on the historic harbor at Rowes Wharf, the Boston Harbor Hotel’s inviting ambiance and unparalleled service provide the ideal home away from home for travelers. Luxurious accommodations with sweeping views of Boston’s cityscape or waterfront, a contemporary spa and fitness center, world-class dining and a 34-slip marina make the Boston Harbor Hotel a destination Beyond compare. For more information, visit www.bhh.com.

Rules and Restrictions: *Valid for all weddings hosted at the Boston Harbor Hotel from January 1, 2014 – March 31, 2014, and all weddings hosted on Fridays and Sundays from April 1, 2014 – December 28, 2014. Applicable to weddings with a Food & Beverage minimum of USD 25,000 or greater (exclusive of tax, service and gratuity charges). Not applicable to previously booked events and based on availability. Valid for a single transaction (one pair of shoes with a value of up to USD 1,000) at the Jimmy Choo Boston boutique. Jimmy Choo regrets that this cannot be exchanged for cash or used as a deposit on a credit card agreement.

Walpole British Luxury and Vacheron Constantin host the first ‘CRAFTED: MAKERS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL’ Showcase

Date: 4th – 6th April 2013

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Somerset House West Wing

Admission: Free for the public

London, England– In celebration of outstanding British craftsmanship, Walpole British Luxury and Vacheron Constantin will host the first ‘CRAFTED: MAKERS OF THE EXCEPTIONAL’ Showcase for the public at Somerset House West Wing. From the stitching on a calf-skin leather handbag to the intricate metalwork on a statement mirror, expert craftsmanship is at the heart of all luxury goods. The showcase offers a unique insight into the excellence of fine craft by elevating the time honored expertise, intimate knowledge and captivating interactions between art, design and skill of the hand. From Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April, a collection of 20 of Britain’s most talented and pioneering artisans will demonstrate their passion, dedication and expertise, bringing to life the creative process, from exquisite and rare raw material to desirable and valuable finished work. Admission is free and there is no need to reserve tickets. For more information about the event please visit www.craftedshowcase.co.uk.

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Guests attend the Crafted Makers of the Exceptional Showcase launch>> at Somerset House on April 3, 2013 in London, England. (Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Guests attend the Crafted Makers of the Exceptional Showcase launch>> at Somerset House on April 3, 2013 in London, England. (Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Since 1990, Walpole British Luxury has been dedicated to supporting the British Luxury industry. Founded by flagship British Walpole_IDENTITYcompanies including Chewton Glen, DAKS, Financial Times and William Grant & Sons, Walpole furthers the interests of the British luxury industry. Named after great British statesman, patron of the arts and promoter of overseas trade, Sir Robert Walpole, the organisation provides a strong voice for the finest British brands in today’s competitive global luxury market.

At Walpole British Luxury we understand that luxury without exceptionally talented makers or outstanding materials is an empty promise, hence our commitment to the preservation and development to the craftsmanship skills’ said Julia Carrick, Chief Executive of Walpole British Luxury.

General view of the Crafted Makers of the Exceptional Showcase launch>> at Somerset House on April 3, 2013 in London, England.

General view of the Crafted Makers of the Exceptional Showcase launch at Somerset House on April 3, 2013 in London, England.

Walpole promotes, develops and represents the British luxury industry in partnership with its members – over 180 of Britain’s most prestigious companies drawn from the fashion, retail, jewelry, food, drink, leisure, automotive and media sectors, including Alfred Dunhill,  Alexander McQueen, Boodles, Burberry, Clive Christian, Chivas Brothers, Ettinger, The Gleneagles Hotel, Glenmorangie, Goodwood, Jimmy Choo, James Cropper Specialty Papers, Somerset House, Purdey, Savoir Beds, Silver Cross, Bremont, Thomas Pink, Vertu, Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton – Walpole represents the A to Z of internationally renowned and respected names, each bringing its own area of expertise and style to this most British of associations. Continue reading