High-end fashion paired with Napolitan delicacies? Sounds like an irresistible combination and Züri Girl was thrilled to attend the opening of Kiton’s first boutique in Zurich’s chicest shopping street Bahnhofstrasse. Nino de Costanzo, the renowned Italian chef which has been awarded 2 Michelin stars, catered for Kiton’s guests with a to die-for pasta.
Founded in 1956 by Ciro Paone, Ktion specializes in tailored high quality suits and shirts. The name Chitone comes from the ceremonial garment worn by ancient Greek aristocracy.
”Il meglio del meglio piu uno /The best of the best plus one” Kiton’s motto sets the tone for its understated high end fashion which is proudly Napolitan. It takes a minimum of 35 hours of labor and a sheer army of tailors to produce one of Kiton’s elegant suits. All garments are hand finished and made of the finest materials.
Surrounded by so much impeccable fashion, Züri Girl pondered what it takes to select the perfect suit and took the opportunity to discuss the question with the incredibly fashionable guests at Kiton’s opening party.
The fit is essential when composing your suit. Excellently tailored suits hug the body contours while allowing you to carry on with your daily activities comfortably. They are easily wearable over long periods.
Wool is the traditional fabric used for suits. Nevertheless, there are all sorts of combinations of flannel, silk and rare materials such as cashmere and vicuna, which Kiton uses a lot in its fall collection. A wool or wool-silk blend however is a safe bet for all seasons.
The fineness is reflected in the “super number.” You might have heard of the” 150’s”. The super number distinguishes the fineness of the individual fibers. The higher the number, the thinner the fabric, the smoother the fabric and the higher the price.
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Kiton recently launched their women’s collection, which incorporates the brand’s signature patterns and materials.
Written by Zuri Girl, Sarah. In the corporate world Sarah works as a Head of HR for an international energy company. Sarah’s blog focuses on dining and wining, fashion and art in and around Zurich. Sarah is originally from Hamburg, Germany and can be found strolling around art exhibitions, trying out new restaurants and exploring the Alpine mountains on her ski’s or mountain bike.
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