My dear fashionistas, today I present to you a new unusual fashion story that was created during my exciting adventure on the wine roads of Moldova. The pictures that you will have the opportunity to see in today’s post were created in one of the most famous Moldovan wineries – Castel Mimi Winery.
At the very beginning of today’s fashion adventure, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Invest Moldova Agency and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova for the kind invitation and the incredible experience to get to know the Moldovan culture and customs better. It is a great honor and pleasure that I had the opportunity to take pictures for my first fashion stories on the streets of Chisinau and other famous locations in this wonderful small country with a big heart in Eastern Europe!
Castel Mimi is one of the best and most visited tourist attractions in Moldova. Included in the top 15 most beautiful wineries in the world, which represents an unusual combination of history and tradition on the one hand and modern architecture for tens of thousands of visitors who come every year from over 80 countries around the world. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the only castle in Moldova, learn about the unique role of the Castel Mimi winery in the history of Moldovan winemaking, learn how they maintain Moldovan traditions through their food and exceptional wines. Visitors also have the opportunity to explore the many interesting terraces and picturesque gardens of the Castel Mimi complex. This is just the beginning of the presentation of this extraordinary complex and in the next post I will explain in more detail everything about this tourist attraction that you should not miss if your trip leads you to the Republic of Moldova!
Today we are meeting again with the famous Italian knitwear brand that you had the opportunity to meet in the previous fashion story. If by some chance you missed reading an interesting story about the André Maurice brand or you want to remind yourself of some interesting details, take a few minutes of your time and enjoy the beauty of Italian luxury knitwear with the following link.
An André Maurice piece of clothing is something more than just a wardrobe, because you have the opportunity to wear an exclusive and unique valuable gift of knowledge. The story of this brand is unique because with the influence of light, colors, smells, atmosphere, shapes and traditions of the territory of origin – Monferrato – combined with the constant desire to discover and face the whole world, we get a unique fashion story that has been passed down from generation to generation for 4 generations.
Art and beauty, culture and knowledge, tradition and heritage are the axioms that inspire the André Maurice team every day, striving never to indulge in useless compromises or useless shortcuts. Art and culture, in any of its forms, are often able to generate the same surprising sense of satisfaction that has always inspired the André Maurice team in the thinking, design and creation of all collections for a century. In this creative and unusual way, the art and culture of knitting can convey the spirit, love and tradition of the precious hands that participated with a lot of emotion in the creation process.
Tradition is something that is the basic starting point of the André Maurice brand. Gestures, rituals and customs that are repeated and transferred indefinitely, creating a nostalgic illusion of stopping time, which tirelessly chases modernity. Tradition has always been a source of inspiration for the André Maurice team, as an invisible glue between past and present, as well as a deep groove towards the future. By repeating everyday gestures, they remain faithful witnesses of the material and the spiritual burden that should be shown in the work and transmitted over time to generations to come.
André Maurice as a brand that cherishes true values and respects tradition and the spirit of heritage is woven into every piece of clothing, the tradition, culture, and fragrances of Montferrato. Find your Genius Loci and create some of your unforgettable moments to remember this winter season with garments from the latest André Maurice FW22/23 men’s collection and warm your dreams with the softest cashmere.
If you want to stay updated and find out what all the new models of knitted garments André Maurice brand has in its online store for dear ladies and gentlemen, follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.
Finally, we have reached the stars of our today’s fashion story! I believe that by now you have thoroughly familiarized yourself with the offer of the famous Italian brand of footwear and leather goods Fratelli Rossetti, and today I present to you the “crown” of their latest FW 2022/23 men’s collection, the Brera model, which is made with special embroidery. These shoes are unisex and for men they are available in navy, while for women the same model can be found in navy, black and burgundy (officially on the website they are listed as skin color, but for me personally they are some color between burgundy and brown, since material such as velvet is with some quite shiny effect, you can never be sure of the right shade).
Let’s determine what we learned and remember how the Brera model got its name? Brera is the “art district” of Milan, where in the 60s sculptors, painters and writers tried to leave their mark, with new languages and new forms. Its liberal and open atmosphere inspired the creation of the “Brera”, the fringed moccasin, a style revolution just beginning to rediscover its love of life. Like an artistic composition, Brera combines different materials and colors. This special mix of materials and shapes makes the moccasin one of the most successful chapters in Fratelli Rossetti’s history.
During the creation of the new collection for the autumn-winter season, the design team of Fratelli Rossetti decided to go a step further and bring the Brera loafers model to perfection and complete it with unusual colorful hand embroidery. The main material of the outer part of the shoe is soft velvet and a special hand embroidery is done over it, while the inner part of the shoe, like every other Fratelli Rossetti shoe, is made of the highest quality leather. Since this work was so unusual, I honestly didn’t even look at the basic color of the shoes in the catalog and I was convinced that the velvet was black, even during the shooting photos in Moldova I was convinced that the shoes were black with colorful embroidery, but I just one moment, when the sunlight was stronger, he realized that it was actually dark blue velvet and that the shoes were navy…
Fratelli Rossetti has a long tradition of “big little innovations”. In this company, tradition and quality have always gone hand in hand with insatiable curiosity and commitment to innovation. From the introduction of tassels and the invention of shoes designed to be worn without socks, to stylistic innovations and the launch of the “masculine” style, to the application of colors in unique chromatic shades. It was Renzo Rossetti who emphasized the importance of embracing new materials, styles and shapes: as early as the 60s, he was already experimenting with different color combinations on leather. Today, the company continues its research and development activities thanks to the knowledge of its craftsmen and the creative spirit of the styling department.
If you want to stay updated and find out which models of shoes and leather goods the Fratelli Rossetti brand has in its offer, visit their official online store and follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.
Coat: André Maurice
Sweater: Loro Piana
Trousers: Loro Piana
Shoes: Fratelli Rossetti
My unusual autumn adventure and unforgettable experience on the wine roads of Moldova was completed by my friends from the Loro Piana brand who made this experience in Moldova better for me with their products.
You have seen the Loro Piana brand on the Mr.M blog so far, and I think there are no more words left to describe the quality and beauty of the creations of this famous fashion house that belongs to the LVMH group.
The yellow sweater is made from 100% baby cashmere, while the trousers are made from the finest wool and cashmere blend, which are the best friends you can have when it gets cold and you need something nice and comfortable to keep you at least a little warm.
My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this special fashion story where together we discovered the beauty and brilliance of the true elegance of the prestigious Italian knitwear brand André Maurice, the beauty of Italian elegance with the famous luxury brand Loro Piana and the famous Italian footwear and leather goods brand Fratello Rossetti, partners with whom fashion stories are a real adventure. I sincerely hope you got some inspiration for your ideal outfit! See you soon and continue our fashion adventures from Moldova on the Mr.M blog! How did you like my outfit today?
I really tried my best to prepare today’s post with lots of love and I hope you like it!
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or any message for me, you can write me below in the comments. Of course, as always, you can contact me via email or social media channels, which you can find on the CONTACT page. I’ll see you soon!
With love from Moldova,
This post is sponsored by the Invest Moldova Agency and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova, as well as André Maurice, Fratelli Rossetti and Loro Piana brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.