THE SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN DANDY

THE ITALIAN DANDY LOOK

Italians have a nonchalant class envied the world over. For its autumn exhibition “La Famiglia* Rive Gauche”, which features the whole peninsula, Le Bon Marché set out to discover Italian designers which shaped this charismatic dandy character. *Family (© above: Ermenegildo Zegna)

SEPT 20, 2017

AN ITALIAN TRIP

The attraction at the centre of the “La Famiglia Rive Gauche” exhibition is the Agnelli brand, which was founded two years ago in Milan and is offering electric bicycles combining new technologies and vintage parts. Each of the bicycles was, in fact, designed with parts from the 1950s, such as the frame or the petrol tank, which gives them a stylish and retro appearance.

When it comes to fashion, the ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA collections reveal the authentic values of Italian craft, which can be seen in every stitch. Exclusively at Le Bon Marché, enjoy the chance to discover a selection of shoes and belts that can be customised in store. The nine-fold tie from the Neapolitan design house MARINELLA adds a certain elegance to an outfit. The folds in the brand’s iconic design make it sit perfectly. Plain or patterned, it’s up to you to choose!

SMART ACCESSORIES

The great BORSALINO, with its gold logo printed on the outer brim, which is its distinctive feature, is presenting its customisation kit in France for the first time, allowing you to customise your hat as you wish, by choosing the colour of the felt, the width of the brim, the ribbon, the lining or even the inner headband. The sunglasses from the MOVITRA brand reflect a creative, elegant, contemporary and very innovative spirit with their flexible frame. Finally, ANDERSON’s belts, which are made in the Parma region, add a fancy touch to an outfit. Created using traditional craft methods and hand finished with natural wax, the plain or multi-coloured woven leather designs are particularly appealing. All that’s left for you to do is put on a pair of colourful socks from MARCOLIANI and that’s all there is to it!

Conference with Mr Maurizio Marinella, Saturday 30 September at 16:30 in Iovine’s restaurant, Level -1 of La Grande Épicerie de Paris

Ermenegildo Zegna shoe and suit customisation by order from 27 September to 1 October, on Level -1

Borsalino hat customisation service until 22 October, on Level -1

The Ermenegildo Zegna collections reveal the authentic values of Italian craft, which can be seen in every stitch.

3 FASHION TIPS FROM MR MAURIZIO MARINELLA

The essentials of the perfect dandy? A natural attitude, an accessory which attracts attention and coherence in one’s attire.

A plain or colourful tie? Colourful, but not too colourful!

Your favourite tie? A blue tie with a small discreet pattern that is easy to coordinate. It can be worn day or night, at a formal or informal occasion and with a blue or grey suit.

FOCUS ON ANDERSON’S BELTS