La Collezione Privata

Benvenuti nella Collezione Privata, where the Atelier's most treasured art pieces find their home. In a promise to uphold and promote the tradition of artisanal excellence, the Private Collection serves as a sanctuary for aesthetes to immerse themselves in the craftsmanship of wearable art. It unfolds as a voyage of revelation, inviting enthusiasts to unravel the nuanced narratives meticulously woven by the adept hands of artisans.⁠

Our hope is that, through the Private Collection, the beauty of tradition inspires a renaissance of artisanal pride and their skill finds relevance and appreciation in the contemporary landscape of fashion. We invite you to join our community that explores their work and champions the next generation of artisans.

The Chiara Skirt, showcased in the Gilded Summer Campaign, captured against the stunning backdrop of Il San Pietro Positano. The Chiara Skirt, showcased in the Gilded Summer Campaign, captured against the stunning backdrop of Il San Pietro Positano.
The Chiara Skirt, showcased in the Gilded Summer Campaign, captured against the stunning backdrop of Il San Pietro Positano.

The Chiara Skirt con i Fiori di Elena

The Chiara Skirt with the flowers of Elena

250 hours of hand-embroidery with antique glass beads sourced from a private collector in France

Cotton, Silk and Cashmere from a renowned mill in Veneto, Italy

Hand-tailored in the Venice Atelier

Price on Application

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The premiere piece of the Private Collection blends the Atelier's minimalist design with ornate detail. For the Chiara Skirt con Fiori di Elena, the Atelier commissioned an illustration of our Nonna Elena's favourite flower - the white lily. To bring the illustration to life, the Atelier sourced from France one-of-a-kind, Victorian Era hand-blown glass beads to hand-embroider the elongated design of the Chiara pencil skirt.

Our embroidery artisan, Evgeniya, has employed the Luneville technique to embroider the skirt by hand known as 'les mains d'or' or the golden hands, which inspired the name of the collection Gilded Summer. Due to the antique nature of the beads, the piece requires over 250 hours of hand-embroidery.

This art piece is a unique, special edition due to the scarcity of the beads. This skirt is exceptionally unique because it is nearly impossible to source enough matching beads to create a piece like it. The Atelier obtained these rare beads from a French collector who had slowly been finding and collecting them over many years. There are enough beads to make just two skirts, one of which will be preserved in the Atelier's archives.

The Chiara Skirt con Fiori di Elena requires over 250 hours of hand-embroidery with Victorian era glass beads using the Luneville technique, known as the 'Golden Hands'. The beads are extremely delicate requiring extra time to individually place each bead.

A Story of High Craftsmanship

Beyond each piece is a story of high craftsmanship and discreet artisanal detail. The Chiara Skirt con i Fiori di Elena is styled with the Sienna Shirt, which is hand-tailored in a Silk Cupro from Veneto, Italy. The Atelier's signet has been hand-embroidered on the pocket. The signet represents the thread of our grandfather's craft and the white lily, Nonna Elena's favourite flower.

The Chiara Skirt with the flowers of Elena, hand-embroidered with Victorian Era glass beads. The Chiara Skirt with the flowers of Elena, hand-embroidered with Victorian Era glass beads.
The Chiara Skirt with the flowers of Elena, hand-embroidered with Victorian Era glass beads.

Les Mains d'Or - The Golden Hands

The Atelier's Gilded Summer Collection was inspired by the Luneville technique, french hand embroidery known as the Goldens Hands or 'les mains d'or'. Lunéville embroidery is a French handcrafted technique that has been used since the 19th century on Haute Couture dresses and accessories. It is a work of complexity that requires great patience, precision and meticulousness. It creates unique pieces of luxury, of marvelous designs, unimaginable elegance and exquisitely elaborated.

Illustration of white lily pattern, favourite flower of Nonna Elena commissioned by the Atelier from artist Sarah Hankinson.

250 Hours of Handwork

The piece requires over 100 hours of hand-embroidery to bring the skirt to life. The piece is then carefully tailored by hand in the Atelier.

Cotton, Silk and Cashmere fabric is intricately hand-embroidered with glass beads, then skillfully tailored by a Master Tailor into a pencil skirt.
Chiara Skirt con i Fiori di Elena and Sienna Shirt
Chiara Skirt with the flowers of Elena
Chiara Skirt with the flowers of Elena
POA
Sienna Shirt with hand-embroidery in Silk Cupro
$2,300

Meet the Artisan

Evgeniya

Meet Evgeniya, the skilled embroisery artisan behind the exquisite Chiara Skirt con i Fiori di Elena. With a dedication to her craft, Evgeniya employs the traditional Luneville technique, a meticulous method of hand embroidery that originated in France. Using this technique, she delicately hand-embroiders each glass bead, ensuring precision and artistry in every stitch. Her expertise and passion for high craftsmanship are evident in the intricate details and flawless execution of the Chiara Skirt, making each piece a true work of art.

ENQUIRE WITH CONCIERGE

Please contact Miriam, Private Client Concierge:

miriam@gallelloatelier.com
+447418610443