We endeavoured to the incredible Icebergs Dining Room & Bar in Bondi Beach to celebrate the continued partnership between Harrolds and one of Italy’s most celebrated fashion tailoring houses, Lardini.
We were invited to lunch with Harrolds managing director Ross Poulakis, Lardini CEO Andrea Lardini and creative director Luigi Lardini to acknowledge the ongoing collaboration between the two renowned companies.
The event hosted big fashion names including GQ, Executive Style and 10 Men’s Magazine editors, among other very high-fashion savvy individuals all joined to acknowledge the respected collaboration. We sipped on champagne, mingled and enjoyed the incredible view from the Icebergs Dining Room & Bar which overlooked Sydney’s infamous Bondi Beach.
On display was Lardini’s elegant yet adventurous Spring/Summer Collections, which showcased a colonial style made with a variety of weightless linens and sporty cottons, and incorporated a natural colour scheme with beiges, army greens and browns. Elegance and functionality are harmoniously fused to create the perfect collection for the warmer months upon us.
The Lardini brand is exclusive to Harrolds in Australia. This incredible Italian brand is passionate about quality, elegant style and a dedication to craftsmanship in traditional sartorial artistry, also known as expert tailoring. Lardini truly exemplifies exquisite Italian style, and perfectly fits into the curation of modern luxury fashion at Harrolds department store.
Lardini was established in 1978 when Luigi Lardini was only eighteen years old. He joined forces with his siblings Andrea and Lorena and together they created a brand that exudes elegance and focused on luxury fabrics and sartorialism.
Lardini’s success stems from the brand being highly customisable, they are able to personalise and adapt every garment to suit the needs of every customer. Buyers can choose from over 2,000 types of fabric, 50 types of buttons, and customise everything from the inner lining to the embroidery, thread colour, the shade of the under collar and even add a name or initials to the inner garment and on a clothes hanger. The lapel flower pin is Lardini’s signature symbol, it can be found on most of their garments and is recognisable for its classic contemporary style.
The meticulous workmanship of Lardini’s tailoring has made the brand a successful fashion label in the high-end menswear market across the world. Based in Filottrano Italy, the company produces and exports 2,000 garments to 550 retailers worldwide. Other than Europe, they can be found in Japan, Korea, Russia, China, the USA and now in Australia.
The partnership between Harrolds and Lardini have successfully maintained a presence within the sphere of high-end men’s fashion in Australia for three years, and they plan to continue their legacies in the fashion world for many years to come.
Photography by: Glen David Wilson