1920s | LUIGI PESCHINI | MILAN

1920s | Luigi Peschini, Milan
Lamé silk and golden leather; Spanish heel
Source: Shoe Icons


Based in Via Rastrelli, right behind Milan's Duomo, the Premiata Calzoleria di Lusso (Awarded Luxury Shoemaker) was one of the best shoemakers in Italy in the Twenties and Thirties.
"There's no Italian influence on neither footwear nor clothing in this period. We have to wait the '50s for that, still there were no shortage of great craftsmen, real footwear artists. Excellent bespoke shoes could be bought from Peschini in Milan and Quinté, from which Gabriele D'Annunzio ordered its shoes". [1]

The style inspiration came from Paris and the definition "Awarded" came from the victory of the supreme honor given at an exposition. The medal received with the victory of the "Gran Premio" was reproduced on the insole label.

The shoemaker Peschini is yet another Italian name lost in time: no web presence, almost no info on books, nothing. Only this model survives from Shoe Icons' Nazim Mustafaev great collection.




1920s | Luigi Peschini, Milan
Lamé silk and golden leather; Spanish heel
Source: Shoe Icons



Footnote

[1] 

From the essay "Footwear Between The Wars" in:  "La Moda femminile Tra Le due Guerre" (Women's Fashion Amid The Two World Wars)
Edited by Caterina Chiarelli (Published by Sillabe, 2000). Trad. TheHistorialist



1920s | Luigi Peschini, Milan  - Insole label
Lamé silk and golden leather; Spanish heel
Source: Shoe Icons

 

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