“ZENITH 24 hours of Elegance 2015 by CHIVAS”

City of  Belgrade the SouthEastEuropean capital of cool hosted the 5th jubilee edition of 24 hours of Elegance - Concours dElegance Salon of Excellence event.  This three-day spectacle, founded by Alex Dordevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting, dedicated to the classic car culture, refinement and quality, was held as of September 11-13, under the auspices of Crown Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine,   in partnership with Grand Casino Beograd.

Zenith 24 hours of Elegance by Chivas, is a global event dedicated to the prestigious brands, which are the synonyms of supreme quality manufacture and craftsmanship of details.Gathering commenced at the White Palace, on Friday, 11 September 2015, under the patronage of their Royal Highnesses, Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine, by vernissage of the unique exhibition of the supreme handmade clothing of the renowned Maison of Elegance LIVERANO LIVERANO, along with the superb quality gentlemen shoes of STEFANO BEMER of Florence, with the support of G.H. MUMM champagne.

In the presence of Alex Robertson, CHIVAS international Brand Ambassador, VIP tasting of CHIVAS whiskey selection was held.  Special accent was placed on the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the most famous maison of Cognac MARTELL, and in honour of this occassion Mr. Christophe Pienkowski, International Heritage Brand Amassador revealed some of the secrets of this supreme brand.

Special VIP guest was the Prince EMANUELE FILIBERTO DI SAVOIA, heir to the king of Italy, who presented his latest project, more or less unexpectedly, the line of cashmere T-shirts  as an ultimate discrete chic. Prince Emanuele's family connection with Royal family of Serbia are due to the fact that his grandmother, last Queen of Italy Helen of Savoy, was a daughter of King of Montenegro who is directly connected to the Serbian throne.

The jubilee fifth edition was dedicated to the extraordinary achievement of ZENITH watches, which celebrate 150 years of El Primero mechanism that has changed watch industry.  The visitors shall have the opportunity to see marvelous forms and colours of the supreme, precious jewelry of PASQUALE BRUNI, while DUCCIO VENTURI, specialist in making luxury ladies shoes  was a special catwalk partner of the evening along with HM make Up of Luciano Carino and amazing photographer Edoardo Tranchese, creating uniquely chic looks. Special dessert for hedonists was a presentation of the Milanese barber’s shop-laboratory Antica Barbieria Colla, which has over 100 years long history of the ceremonial care of real gentlemen.

At the Royal Palace, the evening part of our event will include charity auction followed by the presentation of the classy jewelry designer PASQUALE BRUNI, in fantastic choreography by famed stylist Filip Maksimovic and his team. All collected proceeds were donated to the “Princess Katherine Foundation”, while Liverano bespoke suit and the latest CHIVAS 12 pack inspired by the luggage of Globe-Trotter company, was among the most attractive lots . During the evening time in the celebrated cinema hall of the Palace, a documentary movie „I colori di Antonio“,  a film story about Antonio Liverano, famous maestro in tailoring from Florence, by the author Gianluca Migliarotti, drew applauses of numerous VIP guests.  


Saturday, 12. September was marked by Belgrade Classic Car Show 2015, under the auspice of JAGUAR and UNIQA osiguranje (Insurance), started celebration of 76 years of Belgrade Grand Prix Formula, in cooperation with the Serbian Federation for Historic Vehicles, Museum of Automobiles in Belgrade and strongly supported by the Tourist Organization of Belgrade (TOB). The exhibition of photographs dedicated to the book, which is to be published, « Belgrade Contest of Elegance Between the Two Wars » of Miroslav Milutinović, was among the highlights. Grand Casino Beograd for fifth time hosted the prestigious car show of Zenith 24 hours of Elegance, which is dedicated to CHIVAS Concours dElegance 2015, exhibition of the most beautiful models of classic cars, selected specially for this occasion.

Giuliano Bensi, worldwide recognized collector with the model 1948.CISITALIA 202 sc, the only one which by its design has deserved to find its place in New York Museum MOMA, won the CHIVAS Best of Show.

Other winners were 1964 Rolls Royce Phantom III, Franco Lombardi with Ferrari Dino, racing pearl, 1955 Bentley S1 Convertible by James Young of Saso and Maria Hrovat from Slovenia, Lancia Lambda from 1928, winner in 2014. Mille Miglia that cam from Florence.

The second part of Saturday, 12. Sepetmber, in the beautiful ambience of Grand Casino Beograd, which hosted the most prestigious world brands five times until now, was a setting for another edition of „Salon of Excellence in partnership with the magazine The Economist and strong support of ABSOLUT and LUXLIFE.rs
At the conference and exhibition of luxury objects, numerous panelists from the industry of luxury introduce prestigious maisons from the entire world, such as:
ZENITH exclusive wrist watches which celebrate this year 150th  anniversary  since the creation of their famous  El Primero mechanism, LIVERANOLIVERANO masters of bespoke suits synonyms of mens elegance the founder of which Mr.Antonio Liverano was with us. 

MARTELL cognac, one of the oldest cognac brands the world over, which shall celebrate this year 300th anniversary of its exictence and which was presented by the international ambassador Christopher Pienkowski.

STEFANO BEMER represented by CEO Tommaso Melani, maestro who designed superb mens shoes and successfully coupled beauty with functionality, showed his most attractive models of bespoke shoemaking. A Special guest will also be a designer of luxury and precious jewelry, PASQUALE BRUNI, presenting their most exclusive line of jewelry, Also, Francesca Bompieri  revealed a small secret of the  five stars service,  legendary Milanese barber shop  ANTICA BARBIERIA COLLA  

That same evening, VIP guests were treated to a presentation and gala dinner at the prestigious BELGRADE WATERFRONT complex, single most important real-estate development in this part of the world

"Chivas Best of Show party" in the marvelous ambience of Diva lounge in Grand Casino Beograd, wrapped up the evening and was the wonderful closing of the Zenith 24 hours of Elegance 2015 by Chivas..     



DeGorsi luxury consulting presented Sciamat bespoke tailors, Ducal made to order shoemakers, Aishha couture, Luca Pagni eyewear and Yozique art by Sharon Jones at beHouse Milano , May 20-June 5. 2015




Sartorial & Couture, May 21st 2015
Elegance & Jewels
, May 21st 2015




DeGorsi Appointments in Florence, PITTI UOMO, January 2015


Degorsi Luxury Consulting appointments at Pitti Uomo Firenze, January 2015.
DeGorsi Luxury Consulting is elegance focused think-thank headed by Alex Dordevic and Cris Egger. Our mission is to promote excellence in craftsmanship in plethora of its facets, on global level.
From bespoke tailors to made to measure shoemakers, from intricate jewelry craftsmanship to elaborate perfumery,
DeGorsi Luxury Consulting presents only the finest there is when handmade is in question.
This year, the PITTI UOMO will be a stage for several important DeGorsi Appointments, realized in partnership with major international media, designers and brands.


1. Appointment No.1
DeGorsi presents SHOWCASE of CRAFTSMANSHIP at VILLA ARTIMINO - January 12, 8pm - dinner, invitation only.

Press and media dinner dedicated to superb craftsmanship curated by Cris Egger and Alex Dordevic, taking place at Artimino, a UNESCO heritage site. Stars of the evening will be SCIAMAT bespoke tailors, DUCAL made to measure shoemakers, STEFAN HAFNER couture jewelry and DUCCIO VENTURI, finest ladies shoes and BONGIO CASA, spectacular furniture. Lavish dinner to follow.


The House of Sciamat is distinguished by its original forms and cuts derived from the authentic classic taste and present the result of the study and research of a concept of dressing that, rather than keeping pace with the times, intend to combine experience acquired over the years.

Ducal is synonymous with style that goes beyond the trends, and is characterized by the most current nuances in Italian elegance; as well as being one hundred percent Made in Italy. Style of Ducal is recognizable immediately.

Duccio Venturi

Duccio Venturi is another participant that will make ladies happy, with its collection of superbly designed ladies shoes. Their designs are simply addictive, crafted with the finest leathers in extravagant, yet functional, models. Elegance and style are immediately recognizable trademarks of this amazing brand

Stefan Hafner

Stefan Hafner's jewels are dreams of light that become high jewellery pieces with the purest stones and excellent Italian craftsmanship. The collections are known all over the world for their sophisticated elegance, timeless value and peculiarity in the contruction of the jewels similar to embroidery of gold, diamonds and precious stones.

Bongio Casa

Star of the Artimino Showcase of Excellence is BONGIO CASA, with its spectacular furniture pieces and one of a kind trunks for all precious items. As explained by its creator Alessandra Bongio it is a fruit of dreams that becomes new projects. So, Bongio casa is born to be a distinct sign in the new design.


UNESCO heritage site, VILLA ARTIMINO, a spectacular Medicean villa amidst lush Tuscan hills, was a splendid setting for the first edition of exclusive ARTIMINO SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE dedicated to the finest brands of fashion, interiors, food & hospitality industries, created by Cris Egger and Alex Dordevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting under artistic direction of Filip Maksimovic. The evening that presented some of the most distinguished brands of fashion jewelry and interiors, kicked off by a cocktail in the vestibule of Villa Ferdinanda, sumptuous home of the Medicis. Guests were treated to a uniquely refined selection of Artimino wines, world renowned Carmignano DOC in particular, made on the premises of impressive, 700 hectares property.


Ladies were delighted by the latest creations of Duccio Venturi shoes, who delicately mends finest leathers with precious stones and unique details.

Gentlemen's segment was particularly attractive with presentation of Sciamat, master tailors of Puglia, whose impeccable style was demonstrated with a selection of finest cashmere coats, superior woolen jackets with, now already a trademark, slanted stitched pockets, completely hand made, with meticulous attention to details.


Showcase of Excellence was spearheaded by the couture creations of Michele Gaudiomonte, whose models were part of tableau vivants presentation at the Sala del Leone. Creations of this refined designer from south of Italy embody all the beauty of the amazing homeland of his. When partnered with HM make-up team led by Luciano Carino, the overall impression was stunning.

And as finest suits need the most refined shoes, Ducal made to order handmade shoes from Florence, were superb pairing. Exclusively for Artimino Showcase of Excellence, Ducal presented latest offering, done in amazing.


To finish a dazzling selection of brands, Stefan Hafner, famous milanese jeweler, presented their masterpieces well known among an important international clientele for the creation of sophisticated pieces of fine jewelry that interpret and display all the beauty and expressiveness of precious stones.

Contrasting amazing renaissance setting of Villa Ferdinanda in the most spectacular way, were uniquely designed furniture pieces of BONGIO CASA, headed by Alessandra Bongo, whose vision is brave and bold furniture designs f or the most particular interiors.

All the guests were later invited to the exquisite dinner at the candle lit Imperial table of magnificent Sala del Orso, where the host of the evening, Annabella Pascale introduced guest to the spectacular property and announced that ARTIMINO SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE will take place twice a year at VILLA ARTIMINO, as an introduction to PITTI UOMO.


2. Appointment No.2
DeGorsi presents FASHION FRAMES - SALON OF EXCELLENCE at FOUR SEASONS FIRENZE - January 13, 6-8pm. Cocktail.

Splendid setting of Four Seasons Firenze will be a fitting backdrop for unique selection of finest designs and supreme craftsmanship, curated by Cris Egger and Alex Dordevic. Stars of this edition will be handmade suits by CHIAIA Napoli, spectacular ladies shoes by DUCCIO VENTURI, uniquely dazzling STEFAN HAFNER jewels, ecclusive interiors by BONGIO. Entire event is supported by HM PROFESSIONAL HAIR &MAKE UP with patronage of CREDEM BANCA.



FASHION FRAMES - Salon of Excellence was held on January 13 at the fabulous setting of the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence. This unique happening, curated by its founder Cris Egger and Alex Dordevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting with support of Edoardo Tranchese of Tranchese Fotografi and HM makeup Italy, covered three equally important segments focusing hand made items for men, women and interiors. The entire event took place at the uniquely opulent FOUR SEASONS hotel in Florence, set amidst the largest private park in Europe, Giardino della Gherrardesca, that was a logical setting for this edition of Salon of excellence First mens edition presented some of the finest artisans of bespoke tailoring and shoemaking for gentlemen.


In the spotlight was superb neapolitan tailoring house Chiaia presented by its founder Gennaro Annunziata, who demonstrate his impeccable taste and daring style of tailored pieces. Beautiful peaked label 2 buttons jackets, with intrinsically tailored pants, a house trademark, once introduced Annunziata senior, were some of the highlights. This young tailoring house with impeccable lineage , is a true gem among todays fine tailoring aficionados.

Newest segment of Fashion Frames, INTERIORS, showed works of Bongio Casa, led by talented Alessandra Bongio, continuing 80 years tradition of creating superbly designed interiors pieces. A highlight of the presentation was a white leather trunk case, designed with meticulous attention to details with a touch of avant-garde. Both functional and beautiful.
Bespoke shoemaking was presented at its best by uniquely refined Bocache Salvucci, who showed us what a true craftsmen do, with an amazing array of splendid shoes in cherry colored calf, crocodile and ostrich. From crocodile slip ons in dizzying array of colors, along with sublime brogues and cap-toed models that emanate attention to details and finest execution, Bocache Salvucci underscored their position as the leading bespoke shoemakers of the moment.
This year's emerging designer presented at Fashion Frames was Dejana Momcilovic, high profile contemporary women's designer of Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp background. For the occasion 4 hand embroidered pieces in white black and red netlike fabric, were a true sign of contemporary direction of this progressive designer.
Duccio Venturi opted for a spectacular location of Capella where they introduced latest shoe creations in a very intimate setting, with stunning frescoes decorations that gave additional exclusivity to this ladies bottier, marking that elegance and style are immediately recognizable trademarks of this amazing brand.
Special thanks to Camera buyer Italiana and Former president Beppe Angiolini who was a special guest,together with the Mario Dell Oglio, present President. The entire event is held in partnership with HM Makeup Italy - professional makeup and hairstyle.
All photos under I Tranchese Photography copyright. For additional inquiries pls send an email to alex@degorsi.com or call +39 342 9339187.


3. Appointment No.3
DeGorsi presents 54 HOURS OF RUBINACCI - film premiere and round table dedicated to bespoke tailoring at the MONSIEUR Lounge at Fortezza da Basso, Costruzioni Lorenesi on January 14, 12 30pm

World Premiere of the unique film dedicated to the tailoring masters Rubinacci presenting their arts and crafts when creating a bespoke suit in 54 hours. The film premiere will be followed by a discussion chaired by Franz Botré of Monsieur magazine, moderated by Giancarlo Maresca with participation of Mariano Rubinacci, Luca Rubinacci and Alex Dordevic, producer of the film.


At Pitti Uomo, on January 14, Monsieur lounge was the hotspot of elegance during the world premiere of the 54 hours of Rubinacci documentary produced by Alex Dordevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting and Luca Rubinacci. Film was shot in Naples in May 2014, with famed cinematographer Ivan Sijak (SAS) and directed by Alek Conic. It follows the story about all the phases of work necessary to be undertaken when producing a bespoke suit by RUBINACCI. In the film, creation of a piece of sartorial art is explained in detail by Mariano Rubinacci and Luca Rubinacci.
During the world premiere, hosted by Franz Botre - owner of MONSIEUR magazine, Luca Rubinacci underscored the importance of preserving the sartorial art and that the intention of the 54 hours of Rubinacci is precisely that, to allow everyone to get to know what a true bespoke suit really means. Producer of the film, Alex Dordevic of DeGorsi Luxury Consulting, explained that the intention of the film is to document the craftsmanship of masters of tailoring, whose art is at peril to be forgotten. The world premiere followed discussion moderated by historian Giancarlo Maresca, who wrapped up the whole event by pointing out the importance of dedicated craftsmen, in the world of ever changing style.



4. Appointment No.4
DeGorsi presents in cooperation with Stefano Bemer and BeSpoke magazine, MASTERS OF ELEGANCE - sartorial showcase exhibition during the BeSpoke night in Florence event at VILLA CORA hotel - January 14, 8 pm. Reception, invitation only

Finest tailors of the world will be joined by top shoemakers and finest timepieces. You will see exclusive bespoke selection of unique suits created by Rubinacci, Cifonelli, Ferdinando Caraceni, Ripense and Sciamat with precious Vitale Barberis Canonico fabrics. All shirts will be by Siniscalchi and shoes by Corthay, Gaziano Girling, George Cleverley, Saint Crispin's and Stefano Bemer. The event is held in conjunction with BeShoes symposium, organized by Giansandro Cantori of BeSpoke magazine with Stefano Bemer's patron Tommaso Melani and curated by Simon Crompton of Permanent style.



5. Appointment No.5
Now already famous STRADA DEL UOMO in Milan, was particularly vibrant on the occasion of the opening of brand new RUBINACCI flagship and premiere of the 54 hours of Rubinacci at the Milanese headquarters. Splendid evening was hosted by Mariano Rubinacci & Luca Rubinacci with entire family present, welcoming the elite of fashion business and media. In attendance were Gildo Zegna, Franz Botre of Monsieur, Susie Menkes of VOGUE, Giansandro Cantori and Paola Perfetti of BeSpoke magazine, Robert Rabensteiner of L’Uomo Vogue, Michele Lupi of Icon and many others.