Area Itinerary: Métiers d’Art in Mayfair

In Mayfair, discover the savoir-faire of illustrious Maisons united by their expertise and uncompromising approach to craftsmanship.

On Albemarle Street, Headline Sponsor Serapian pays tribute to the exquisite materials it selects to craft its elegant creations, with an exhibition of crafted objects and outstanding Made in Italy leather goods. A short walk away, discover the expertise, heritage, and storytelling of Headline Sponsor Delvaux, inventor of the modern handbag, in its London flagship on New Bond Street.


Image credit: Serapian


Don’t miss the opportunity to observe the work of Chanel’s Metier d’Arts members, considered to be some of the finest artisan-makers in the world, with a goldsmithing demonstration at the couture jewellery house Goossens, and a millinery masterclass at Maison Michel, whose savoir-faire has been carefully passed down through the generations. At ERES, explore how its lingerie and swimwear creations are brought to life with advanced corsetry skills by the know-how of renowned embroiderers, lace manufacturers and fabric ennoblers.

Experience outstanding Italian craftsmanship at E. Marinella in Burlington Arcade, who are hosting third-generation owner, Maurizio Marinella, and two seamstresses from their Neapolitan workshop who will demonstrate the cutting and sewing of their silk ties.


Image: Salvatore Ferragamo


Meanwhile on Regent Street, Bally honours its 170-year shoemaking history with live cordwaining demonstrations by one of its master artisans, while a silk expert at Salvatore Ferragamo will teach you 100 ways to style a silk scarf at their boutique on Old Bond Street.

To see the full list of LCW 2022 events, visit our Programme page.

Featured image courtesy Goossens

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