August 22, 2011 - [London] - We have recently come across Mark / Giusti's 'Palatina' collection, a very covetable range of leather accessories for men for Autumn/Winter 2011 that includes stylish bags and wallets.
Launched a few of months ago in London's Shoreditch House, this is the second collection designed by Mark Farhat for Mark / Giusti.
Inspiration for the current range comes from the Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), located alongside the Palazzo Dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans) in Palermo, Sicily.
Built by Roger II between 1130 and 1140, the chapel is adorned with Norman-byzantine mosaics, and houses what is usually regarded as the finest examples of Arab-Norman art in Sicily.
Enthused by the intricate byzantine patterns, Farhat recreated similar designs and applied them to the interior lining of each piece...read the full article