Florence, Italy–At Pitti Uomo’s 88th edition, we stumbled on a brand centered around a magical world of flowers and butterflies and 1920s-era men’s wear. Le Loir en Papillon’s designer Mickael Loir makes bow ties and neckties by hand in his atelier in France. He also hand crafts lapel pins and exquisite cuff links using materials like mother of pearl, precious stones, chrysomelidae and real beetles. The grandson of a butterfly farmer, Loir uses the insects he collects for his exquisite garden-inspired collections.
BACO’s Editor in Chief Sofia Celeste chats with Loir in Florence about his personal style.
The Look: Hand-embroidered bow tie by Loir, suit by Scavini, Raquette collar shirt
NEVER: Athletic Shoes
ON HIS BRAND: “This is a good time for me because we are not too big and not too small. Are pins are totally unique. Pitti is a good place for my colorful collection.”
PHOTO GALLERY: Photos by Salvo Sportato
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: BACO STYLE: Erica Pelosini and Louis Leeman, White Milan: Where Trends Don’t Apply , Unexpected Finds at Pitti, BACO STYLE: Mickael Francois Loir of Le Loir en Papillon, Decoding Pitti Style, Men’s Collections Explore New Horizons