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  • AKA*NYC
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    Re: Maurizio Altieri, there is no comparison

    Augusta is a Utopian, Reptilian, Utilitarian Epigone.

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  • Faust
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    [quote user="desultory"]

    ALTIERI - UTOPIAN



    POELL - REPTILIAN



    GUIDI - UTILITARIAN



    AUGUSTA - PROTEAN



    [/quote]



    If Augusta is protean, then Altieri is Promethean.

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  • desultory
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    ALTIERI - UTOPIAN



    POELL - REPTILIAN



    GUIDI - UTILITARIAN



    AUGUSTA - PROTEAN

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  • JohnFG
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    I found this threat only today ... while looking for Guidi ... and enjoyed reading it A LOT!



    As most of you know I am very much into CD and especially love my back zip boots.



    Nervertheless I must say that trying on the current Guidi boots at KH was a pleasure and the leather (where I see his perfectness) was as soft as you can imagine for a boot. I'm am thinking of buying a GUIDI pair later this year, but would NEVER give my Cdiems away for it :))



    JF

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  • tjoek
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    Re: Maurizio Altieri, there is no comparison

    I do really enjoy reading these 3 pages.



    Geoffrey, if you don't mind please provide us with more information.
    I genuinely interested in knowing Maurizio Altieri....



    After reading the story I do really admire *hat off* him....



    Not many designers nowadays have the same passion to create something that truly unique and on stellar ("a league on its own") level.



    Maybe this is unrelated but for me the same admiration goes to Poell after inspecting detail of his designs posted on SZ and pants and jacket I own.


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    Last edited by tjoek; 01-19-2011, 02:40 AM.

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  • landwolf
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    incredible thread, I feel like I've learned a lot in just 3 pages. Threads like this are what make me truly happy to be a part of such a special community.




    back to silent observation for me.

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  • Trendy Andy
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    If you ever get to reading this.....




    I couldn't agree with you more Geoffrey Small. I found your writeup to be very noteworthy and I believe the message you conveyed will be very enduring within this SZ community. The label Guidi might as well be pronounced the way Japanese have been translating as "Greedy" (?????) and thats what it seems like here. He figures since he supplies the quality leather, how difficult is it for him to get his hands on a design where general consumer cannot distinguish the difference from a naked eye? Only a product engineer or a footwear expert would be able to differentiate.



    A shame that A.N.C.I. (Italian National Footwear Association) still does not have any regulations especially when their sole purpose is to ensure foreign markets that everything you can expect from an Italian footwear is renown for are there. Such as the creativity, style, original
    design and precision workmanship from the artisan, as well as for
    the use of carefully selected materials. All clothing designs are immediately protected by copyright law. However, any small changes and it is a new design. That's why most famous designers get ripped off immediately upon a new showing which I'm sure you are very familiar with. Encroaching designs and outsource infringements are a designer's worst nightmare. Having to look over his/her shoulder constantly look, concerning who they hire may sell their ideas to the highest bidder. Usually toward companies whose only in the business of making money by utilizing someone else's' diligent designs and research and development. The thought of that can certainly burn out anyone's motivation.



    When it comes to ingenuity, Its always an uphill battle when an independent designer feels like it must compete and outdo larger companies. Despite that they had no interest to compete with anybody in the first place. Most designer just wants to be left alone and wish to only challenge and defy their ideas within themselves. Sadly, designers retire much earlier than their expected shelf life.





    [quote user="Geoffrey B. Small"]

    He is a very shrewd businessman. Believe me, I have learned in this
    business to spot them from miles away. He supplied Maurizio, saw how
    much money CD was making, and started supplying many others, then
    coming to Paris every designer week, and then surprise-- doing his own
    label too (even hiring ex CD salespeople to contact the stores for
    him), eventually replacing CD in many stores because he sold look
    alikes for less. Pure business. No more.......The lower price for Guidi is cool, but I really have to emphasize, that the purchaser is not getting the same thing, and people need to know.

    [/quote]

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  • Faust
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    [quote user="marco"]

    For me is Guidi. He sell the leather to many designers. His tannery do leather tratments for Carol C. Poell, Avanti Indietro (ex Carpe diem) ecc.



    At the moment he is less innovative of Carpe Diem, but he has his style. The price is better.



    [/quote]



    This is true, but, as you point out yourself, they do not have the creative prowess of those to whom they supply the leather. Guidi is a wonderful tannery who is being modernized. In a way it's great, because they are now being kept afloat by those designers who came to them initially for materials and know-how. It's like the old supported the new in its infancy, and now the new gives life to old. Anyway, to me it's much better that the new Guidi takes after Carpe Diem rather than Berluti.

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  • marco
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    For me is Guidi. He sell the leather to many designers. His tannery do leather tratments for Carol C. Poell, Avanti Indietro (ex Carpe diem) ecc.



    At the moment he is less innovative of Carpe Diem, but he has his style. The price is better.

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  • Chinorlz
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    A little eye candy for everyone:




    http://www.guidi.it/video_collection...ection_08.html




    guidi's 08 collection video!





    Also... http://www.augusta-shoes.com/


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  • surver
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    fausta do you have any images of the avantindietro event? would love to see pics...

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  • surver
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    Re: Maurizio Altieri, there is no comparison

    btw, i think and greatly respect you andyour workas well! been conscious of your work since way back in your beginnings.

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  • surver
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    great applause to you, geoffrey!!! well written, well spoken, well expressed :) although i'm not in the fashion industry, as an architect i can relate very much to the need to respect integrity and authenticity and be wary of exploiters... sigh, 'tis the sad and lowly state of our societies today... what can one do?

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  • klangspiel
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    [quote user="FAUSTA"]\

    DO YOU KNOW WHO INSPIRES MR.GUIDI?ALBERTO GIACOMETTI...




    MY ENGLISH IS ACTUALLYTERRIBLE....I AM SORRY BUT CIAO



    [/quote]



    I'd wager Guidi isn't the only one inspired by Giacometti.



    And don't worry about your English, reads and communicates fine.

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  • Faust
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    [quote user="FAUSTA"]

    altiri o muerte!i had been in paris during the last fashion week and i had seen the ultimate maurizio altieri creature....avantindietro shoes and garments.....what do you think about the installation...patterns on the floor the 3 iron trees AND THEIR 9 BRANCHES......past present and future backword and forward....he is the future,he is already a thousand steps beyond this ridicoulus contemporary fashion attitude.




    TALKING ABOUT GUIDI I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU....THE SHOES ARE SO BASIC TO BE MORE THAN MODERN...I'D LOVED THE CUT TOE NEW STYLES,DO YOU KNOW WHO INSPIRES MR.GUIDI?ALBERTO GIACOMETTI...




    MY ENGLISH IS ACTUALLYTERRIBLE....I AM SORRY BUT CIAO



    [/quote]



    Despite your English (which is not bad), could you describe AVANTINDIETRO in more detail? What pieces were there, more about the presentation, any new techniques and methods? I am sure a lot of people on this forum would appreciate it. Thank you. You can write it in Italian, if you want, and I'll have my Italian friend translate it.

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