Italian shoe line Concetto Limone Makes Texas Debut at Valobra Master Jewelers
South Florida-based Italian shoe line Concetto Limone will make its Texas debut at a cocktail reception hosted by Valobra Master Jewelers (2150 Westheimer Rd.) on Thursday, April 29 from 5 – 7pm. The evening of “All Things Italian” will transport guests immediately to the coast of southern Italy as they sip on Italian wines, Negronis and Limoncellos while feasting on an assortment of Italian hors d’oeuvres from Houston’s beloved Tony’s. Invited guests will have the first glance in Texas on the Concetto Limone line and the opportunity to purchase unisex styles on Thursday evening and all-day Friday at a trunk show also hosted by Valobra Master Jewelers.
Drawing inspiration from across continents, cultures, and generations, the chic style of Palm Beach to Amalfi Coast, Concetto Limone seemingly introduces itself as the quintessential footwear choice for the discerning individual’s resort attire. Concetto Limone is a Miami-based luxury house that specializes in the micro-production of artisan footwear and designer goods. With world-class craftsmanship, advanced production methods, and an array of rich materials, Limone creates a luxuriance approach to impeccable design that elegantly infuses historical motifs with a modern sensibility.
In February of 2020, Concetto Limone, led by Houstonian Marcus Spagnoletti and Matthew Chevallard, launched its first line of unisex products, the Limone Loafer, in the coveted Miami Design District. Showcasing the simplistic and elevated concept, the hand-woven natural raffia loafer, that allows connoisseurs to simplify the options available and supplicate the pleasures of traveling to the likes of Hotel Il Pellicano or Le Sirenuse.
Limone loafers and mules are meticulously sewn together by hand by master craftsmen and women with a distinct design language. Raffia is made from the segments of the leaves on the Palmyra palm, a tree native to Madagascar that offers breathable textile. Each pair is adorned with calf leather lining, a cushioned insole, and natural rubber outsole that inspected and touched by over 12 sets of hands through the production process and ensures that attention to detail and technical innovation is paramount for these statement pieces.
Valobra Master Jewelers has been creating jewelry for 115 years, beginning in 1905 in Torino, Italy as the official master jeweler to the Italian Royal family. Being the fourth-generation master jeweler, Franco Valobra continues this legacy by creating the most exquisite one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry made in the Houston showroom and offering luxury timepieces to clients and the community. Valobra Master Jewelers, situated in the heart of River Oaks in Houston, also has locations in New Orleans, Louisiana and Lugano, Switzerland.