CAVALLI E NASTRI x HER-AGE
Where Timeless Heritage and Innovation Meet
The mecca of Milanese vintage, Cavalli e Nastri, has joined forces with luxury resale pioneers, Her-Age, to present you the limited-time luxury vintage extravaganza... Vintageland. A first of its kind, this special collaboration will kick off at the start of the Spring/Summer 2024 Milan Homme Fashion Week with an exclusive invite-only event on Thursday June 15th, after which the immersive pop-up experience will be open to the public until July 15th, 2023.
Cavalli e Nastri first saw its beginnings in the early 1970s, and today boasts three different locations in Milan, two in via Mora and one in via Brera. Throughout its 50+ year tenure as the go-to vintage authority in the city, Cavalli e Nastri has become the preferred haven for stylists, celebrities, and creatives from all walks of life to find the rarest, most distinctive luxury pieces. Undoubtedly, Cavalli e Nastri has attracted a great level of acclaim from both patrons and media for their exquisitely curated collection of vintage items, originating from the early 1900s all the way through to the present day, and serves as a fountain of inspiration to many businesses, creatives and entrepreneurs such as Her-Age.
Her-Age, founded in Milan, Italy, in late 2021 by a passionate team of luxury devotees, has quickly become the go-to online destination to buy and sell authenticated vintage and pre-loved luxury with NFT-authentication. With an irresistible offer ranging from rare 80s classics to trendy favorites of the moment, Her-Age’s team of “treasure-hunters” takes great care in hand-curating a perfectly balanced selection of the highest quality pieces. And it doesn’t end there. Behind countless hangers and vintage labels, you will find real market innovation: when you purchase an NFT-eligible item, not only will you acquire its physical value, but you will also become the owner of its long-lasting digital value. That is, its’ NFT. An NFT non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique digital identifier that cannot be copied, substituted, or subdivided; that is recorded in a blockchain and is used to certify an item’s authenticity and ownership. Second hand luxury goods can and should be considered an investment, thus their proof of authenticity is fundamental. NFTs can help prove these valuable items’ authenticity in a secure environment, effectively transforming the way consumers approach the fashion industry by safekeeping the item’s key product information for generations to come!
Together, Cavalli e Nastri and Her-Age are pleased to present Vintageland, located in the store’s Secret Garden on via Mora 12. Vintageland is a circular project through which vintage lovers and luxury connoisseurs can come together in an exclusive yet inclusive, intimate yet boundless environment to celebrate timeless style, intricate craftsmanship, rich heritage, and iconic fashion! Both Cavalli e Nastri and Her-Age share the belief that each and every vintage and pre-loved item has a unique story to tell, and it is with this sentiment in mind that they have co-created a selection of 25 jaw-dropping pieces through which to communicate the beauty of tradition. For a limited time only, from June 15th to July 15th, the Secret Garden will be transformed into a mystical portal through which to embark on a journey through the ages, becoming a meeting place for fellow vintage lovers to gather and share their passion for the stories behind the most extraordinary pieces from the brands you know and love, from Chanel to Gianfranco Ferré to Vivienne Westwood and many more. Much like a secret garden, the exclusive items you will find inside are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered by those who seek to gift new life to the pre-loved. The event seeks to not only pay homage to heritage fashion but also help carry forward its circular potential, once again allowing these pieces to become part of the modern zeitgeist.
Some of the exclusive pieces you can expect to see there are a magnificent Alaïa boned bustier leather blazer from the Spring/Summer 1992 collection, an exceptionally rare Fall/Winter 1996 Chanel Pantomin Lamee Gold Emsemble originally worn by Princess Caroline of Monaco at the National Day celebration, a Spring/Summer 2002 Christian Dior Striped Suit designed by the legendary John Galliano, a 20s-inspired Autumn/Winter 1994 Gianfranco Ferré silk black dress embellished with a cascade of sequins and fringes, and a luxurious black and gold lace Vivienne Westwood corset from the 2002 Spring/Summer ‘Nymphs’ Collection.
Are you passionate about the world of luxury? Are you an avid vintage collector? Is fashion week for you an event not to be missed? No matter your inclination, all are welcome into The Secret Garden, located inside the Cavalli e Nastri store on Via Mora 12. Explore the grandeur of the past, or dream about the endless promise that the future holds... we’ll be waiting for you with open arms!