International Fabric Portfolio - PIACENZA – A cloth without an equal
By Mark Ferguson
The pedigree of bespoke suiting is presented in the details, from the finest fabrics tailored to form superior fit. Wil Valor are proud to have the best of international fabric mills as textile offerings, our clients’ opting for world class design. Selecting from the top, it is the house of Piacenza, the prestigious mill that takes fabric artistry to the next level. Established in 1623 in the Italian Alps, the brand spans thirteen generations of provenance in global marketplace. The perfection of production from raw material to final use incorporates only the highest method of creation and construction.
The origin of resource spans from points around the globe, with the fibre specialties of 100% Cashmere, Ultrafine Merino Wool, Vicuña and Mohair. The house is renowned as suppliers to the luxury fashion market, by collaboration with the best of couturier, catwalks and celebrity. Now, with the flagship in Milan, the collections continue to pinpoint the intrinsic values of excellence, tradition and environment. Piacenza is the piece of individual luxury, that Wil Valor is founded in discovering and delivering.
The pedigree of an exceptional bespoke suit is presented in the details, from every inch of the finest fabric being tailored to form the body in strength, style and superiority. Wil Valor are proud to have the best of international fabric mills as textile offerings, our clients’ opting for world class luxury designs. In our studio, the bespoke collaboration begins from first touch, the senses engaged in the affluence the softest weaves, silkened textures and inspired textiles, the excitement of choice from visual richness. When selection starts at the top, it is the house of Piacenza, the prestigious fabric mill from within the Italian Alps, that takes fabric artistry to the next level. Established by the Piacenza family in 1623, the first mill premises was founded in 1733 in Pollone, Italy. The exploration of origin, culture, resource has since collaborated in global marketplace, returning to the foundation of over four hundred years of fine fabric production.
Piacenza is the mill of specialised cashmere that dominates the luxury textile market. The discerning methods of production from raw material to final use incorporates only the highest method of quality, control and construction. The journey from animal to artistry is a tale of natural blessing, the discovery of perfection in the farming, breeding and locality of the fleece as the pinnacle. “Every fabric experiences it’s own adventure,” as it reaches the finishing of design through the warping, weaving, dying, refining processes to form textural identity. The Piacenza collections span from points around the globe, the fibre specialties from 100% Cashmere, Ultrafine Merino Wool, Vicuña and Mohair. With Baby Camel Hair from the mirages of the Middle East, to the flocks of sheep ranging the deepest valleys of New Zealand or the Vicuña ‘Yarn of the Gods’ upon plateaus of Peru. Structured in the DNA of the naturally elite, Piacenza maintains their ethical ethos in use of animal material by investing in the welfare, tractability and social responsibility.
“From top-quality fleeces to fabrics destined to be applied in haute couture or transformed into an article of clothing to wear, every single phase of the transformation is carried out with the greatest sensitivity.” Throughout changes in supply and demand, the brand has flourished as an industry powerhouse with this notion of adaptation and advancement in artistry. Mastering provenance and progress, the house of Piacenza became known in creative trade as essential suppliers in the luxury fashion and design market. Partnering in force as one of the emerging Ateliers of Haute Couture, Piacenza has been seen throughout catwalks and sets of the fashion capitals and in dress of celebrity, high-fashion icons and Hollywood productions. Now, with the flagship in Milan as one of the three store locations for ready-to-wear collections, Piacenza is established in bulk production of ladieswear and menswear, with catalogue of private label accessories.
Pinpointing the intrinsic values of excellence, tradition and environment, the firm is currently in the hands of Carlo, thirteen generation of Piacenza family. In the distinguishing factors of perfect skill and process, the house revolutionises the essence of exclusive fibres by accessing the best of their natural properties from cultivation to creation. In the inception of modern product, it is the foundation in generational craftsmanship meeting technological advancement that has survived luxury market fluctuations. Combining this wealth of knowledge with environmental evolution, the brand is dedicated to sustainable practices in all resources, from recycling of local water and attaining organic certification.
It is in the synergy of past, present and future that Piacenza finds the power to transform natural fibres into premium rarities, the inheritance of generational integrity building a milling platform for producing the finest textiles in the world. The future will continue the integration of superior raw material into premium textiles as the highest level offering in the market, with metamorphosis into high performance and diversified design as the Piacenza power.
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