There are few fashion houses with greater sartorial status than Chanel; through creativity, craftsmanship and an iconic heritage, Chanel has enshrined its authority on fashion. This is most evident in the French fashion house’s handbags in particular, which harmonise the brand’s boundaryless design with an inexorable pursuit for success in construction. Photo Credits: Chanel Realising Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches into the finished handbag for large-scale production is one of the most challenging jobs at Chanel. A […]
We are delighted to announce that Cudoni has been named in ‘Startups 100’, the leading index for the UK’s most exciting, fast-growth businesses. Having launched in 2008, ‘Startups 100’ has previously included highly successful companies such as NotOnTheHighStreet.Com, MOO and BrewDog. Cudoni is honoured to be included in a diverse and innovative cohort, with the list being comprised of companies which span multiple industries. This year’s thriving businesses include Pip & Nut, Mous Products, and […]
Via del Parione, Florence, 1921. Having worked as a porter at the Savoy Hotel, London, where he handled luxurious luggage items from across the globe, the young and inspired Guccio Gucci opened his own leather goods store. By 1938 the success and popularity of Gucci’s Florentine base allowed for the opening of two further boutiques in Via Condotti, Rome.
In 1868 the 27 year old American watchmaker, Florentine Ariosto Jones, founded the International Watch Company (IWC) in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Since then, IWC have and continue to create internationally recognised masterpieces of haute horlogerie – from pocket watches to wrist watches – combining renowned Swiss craftsmanship with modern engineering technology and hydropower from the River Rhine.