Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Fineschi Family Collection





Before fast fashion, before the clothes people would throw away after a season or two, before the globalization of fashion and the crazy rhythm of the modern fashion industry there were clothes that were made to last a century. Carefully made and meticulously embroidered, they were works of art designed to add a touch of sparkle to their wearers' lives - from the everyday to the most important moments.

I was fortunate to have been given a private tour of the vast vintage clothes collection owned by the Fineschi, a prominent family of the Italian city of Prato. Some of these clothes date back to as early as the late 19th century and the craftsmanship and quality of these pieces is truly remarkable. But what's even more fascinating to me, a woman of the 21st century, is that these are real clothes that were once worn by real people to real events. Real ladies would put on those pearls, and hats, dab perfume on their necks, grab their bags and head out for a day out on the town. They would change into velvet, lace and feathers for dinner and drink champagne out of crystal glasses. They would come home and lay down on their hand-embroidered sheets that took hundreds of hours to make. They would dress their children in hand-embroidered little dresses and hats and pass them down to their children's children and their children after them. These clothes tell a family's history just as well, if not better, as any genealogical tree would. 

Thank you to Mrs Ada Fineschi for showing me these treasures. And now let me show them to you.














27 comments :

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  2. Great items Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  3. mamma mia, adoro questi abiti e questi accessori!
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  4. che bellissimi capi vintage!

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  5. CHE MERAVIGLIA!!!!
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  6. Che meraviglia questi posti dove si respira la vera moda, lo stile e l'arte tipica di una così nobile collezione.
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  7. so awesome clothes- I love the long white lacy dresses

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  8. Wow so pretty! I love historic fashion!

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  9. Dei veri gioielli e quanta eleganza!
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  10. Such cool vintage clothing Annett. It's great to see the designs that people wore back then :)

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  11. WOW, sono delle autentiche meraviglie!!

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  12. Mi piacciono tantissimo, bellissimo post!

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  13. Lovely Post...xoxo, Neha

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  14. Thank you for sharing these wonderful vintage clothes with us....It must have been great seeing this collection in person. Moreover, with your texts you made me reflect on our today's fashion. It is really a shame the way clothes have become last fash food, something that is no longer an art...You sparked a desire in me to make more clothes and at least sometimes find the time to make some hand made garment or to a little embroidery....

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  16. I love this Anett. Very cool. Sadly fast fashion has taken over the world.

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  17. Meravigliosi!
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  18. i think the history of everything is amazing. Like, it makes me wonder how people back then could do or invent such things!

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  19. Ma che meravigliaaaaa!!! *_*
    Baci!
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