Inspiration for Palatina Collection for A/W 2011-2012 comes from The Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), located alongside the Palazzo Dei Normanni (palace of the Normans) in Palermo Sicily. Built by Roger II (from 1130 – 1140), the chapel is adorned with extraordinary Norman-Byzantine mosaics and houses the finest examples of Arab-Norman art in Sicily. The designer has recreated these intricate byzantine patterns and applied them to the interior lining of each piece. Effortlessly practical, the collection is comprised of a suit carrier, laptop bag, i-pad cover and additional leather accessories.
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4Inspiration for the palatina collection comes fromThe Cappella Palatina (palatine chapel), locatedalongside the Palazzo Dei Normanni (palace of theNormans) in Palermo Sicily. Built by roger II(from1130-1140). The chapel is adorned withextraordinary Norman-Byzantine mosaics and housesthe finest examples of Arab-Norman art in Sicily. Thedesigner has recreated these intricate byzantinepatterns and applied them to the interior lining ofeach piece.
The dominant color used in this collection employsan extraordinarily deep and vivid orange contrastedby green top-stitching perfectly matching thecolors of the mosaics in the Cappella Palatina.
The use of grained calf leather, beautifullycompliments the previous Bring Back Timecollection emphasizing the designers attention todetail and timeless quality which characterizes theessence of the Mark/Giusti Brand.
Efortlessly practical, the collection is comprisedof a suit carrier, laptop bag, i-pad covers andadditional leather accessories.
BV-002A"jet set" essentialsuit carrier bag withmulti compartments
BL-002"milano" essentiallaptop bag
PL-003A"cosmati" leather i-pad cover
BV-002Bjet set" leather suit carrier bag withmulti compartments
P-004"all you need"business cardsholder
PL-003B "cosmati" leather i-pad cover
DESIGNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MARK FARHAT
LOCATION: O.F. WILSON ANTIQUE SHOP - CHELSEA
PHOTOGRAPHER: PAUL GREENWOOD at Hungry Tiger Studios www.hungrytiger.co.uk
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER: STEVEN JONES
HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST: MONICA ROSSI www.monicarossi.co.uk
MALE MODEL: DUNCAN MACRAE AT www.premiermodelmanagement.com