Mark / Giusti launches its “Palatina” collection for
A/W 2011 – 2012. This is Mark
Farhat’s second collection for the MARK/GIUSTI brand, following the
successful launch at Shoreditch house last June 2010.
Inspiration for this new collection 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
color used in the “palatina’ collection employs an extraordinarily deep and
vivid orange contrasted by green top-stitching perfectly matching the colors of
the mosaics in the Cappella Palatina.
The use of
grained calf leather, beautifully compliments the previous “Bring Back Time”
collection emphasizing the designer’s attention to detail and timeless quality
which characterizes the essence of the Mark / Giusti Brand.
practical, the collection is comprised of a suit carrier, laptop bag, i-pad cover
and additional leather accessories.