perspectives on the Lake Como area. A non-profit association whose cultural project is to promote the qualities of this region in Italy and around the world, through publications and cultural events that show the area off in its best light, putting forward a modern and integrated image of a place that has always possessed its own strong identity.
British Men’s Underwear and Loungewear, Founded on the Belief That a Good Day Starts With Good Underwear
Hamilton + Hare was born out of an observation that men’s underwear, especially when compared to women’s was an overlooked and unloved category of men’s clothing. Olivia founded the brand in 2014 in London and their first product is still their bestseller today: the boxer short.
century cottage with panoramic views of the Chilterns, outside Henley-on-Thames. Oxfordshire is home to his rural idyll within the UK. Story-telling is his stock-in-trade. He helps lifestyle brands find and communicate their human angle by asking “Why?”. Quickly followed with “Why not?”.
A Contemporary Expression of the Mediterranean, Inspired by the 1960s. Made in Italy With an Eye for Sartorial Detail.
Ripa Ripa was born in 2015 on Ripa di Porta Ticinese in Milan. We couldn’t find a swim short which was, what we considered, beautiful and elegant at the time, nor a brand which produced Made in Italy swim shorts like we were looking for. Thus we set out to redesign the classic swim shorts, drew patterns inspired by the Mediterranean and created a production fully made in Italy.
We launched Pelikamo 10 years ago in Zurich. We were already running a concept store. There were few exciting menswear shops and most retail experiences weren’t satisfying. In addition, when I finally found great-fitting chinos and returned to buy more, the style wasn’t available anymore. We set out to change all of this.