We have just returned from a very chilly visit to Florence where we were showing our wholesale customers our AW17 collection.
This time, for a change, we decided to show in a hotel rather than the main exhibition to make the appointments more relaxing and personal. We had a suite in the gorgeous 14 th century Hotel Porta Rossa which is one of the oldest hotels in Italy. It was absolutely beautiful, elegant and friendly. The entrance hall and inner stone staircases had banks of pillar candles at either side making it so romantic and welcoming, and the suite was a perfect backdrop for showing-casing our dresses. The collection was well received and included some wonderfully opulent fabrics for next winter’s festive season.
We met our existing stockists as well as some really exciting new ones so, although the weather was distinctly frosty, our trip left us with a very warm feeling.