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Sartoriale Cove&Co

Tradition, Passion and the pursuit of perfection – these are the fundamental elements of tailoring. SARTORIALE shows the multifaceted genesis of a made-to-measure suit by the German tailoring company Cove&Co.

Who is Cove&Co?

Cove&Co is a tailoring company from Düsseldorf, Germany. Founded in 1999, they now operate 10 stores throughout Germany, all of which are authentic ateliers with an atmospheric interior.
With a team of professional custom tailors and truly in the style of the traditional gentlemen’s outfitters of Savile Row, Cove&Co here produces made to measure clothing for style conscious men. Since 2005, the product range also contains womenswear for business and formal occasions.

Concept

A made-to-measure film for a made-to-measure company – that was the main idea of this “Manufaktur-Film“. Authenticity was key, which is why all the leading roles were played by actual bespoke tailors. To top of the made-to-measure topic, the music was also custom-made and composed especially for this film – from first to last a handmade project.

Actors & Location

Due to aiming at creating a truly authentic impression of made-to-measure tailoring, we filmed real tailors in their actual work environment. With regard to the chosen color scheme, the original locations were masterly modified to fit perfectly into the world that was created. To do the skills of a tailor justice, it was absolutely essential to work with the master himself. Nikolaus Degorsi, tailor with heart, soul and decades of experience, is the protagonist of SARTORIALE and contributed all his know-how to the final film.

Crew & Equipment

Thanks to the small and well attuned team, it was possible that all ideas for this project became reality. Everyone an expert in his or her field, the team collectively worked fast, flexible and efficient and therefore achieved the best possible result. In order for the technical equipment to be on the same level as the know-how, we used the most recent equipment from Hollywood: Supported bei cineastic lighting for the perfect look, a 6K Red Dragon provided an unbelievable image quality. Slow motion pictures and smooth dolly shots round out the harmonic overall picture of this “Manufaktur-Film“.

Music

Just like the product this project is about, the music is also made-to-measure and handmade. During the shooting, the composer was already on site to collect real impressions and to experience the making of the film at first hand. When composing, it was not only about the melody, but also about searching for matching, subconscious Sounds, which fit in seamlessly with the storyline. Hence, the noise of the sewing machine became an important element. Another element that has its origin in tailoring is the harp, which took its inspiration from the delicate threads used by the tailors. Furthermore, the range of instruments was chosen by keeping the thought of tradition always in mind. Just like a bespoke suit, they are classic and timeless.

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Post Production

More than 8 hours of material really challenged our team during the post production while trying to compress the load of information without reducing the value of the images shown. Cutting and composing went hand in hand throughout the whole process of the post production to be completely harmonious. To round out the cineastic look, the final step was a complexe, selective color grading. This manipulation of colors completed the final film and helped creating a piece, which manages to capture the mood of the art of tailoring entirely and authentically.

DONNA

Elegance is often reflected in the details: The perfect fit, high quality fabrics, ... Attributes like these make a dress by Cove&Co a special treasure for the wearer. A made-to-measure dress manages to underline the beauty of a woman like no other piece of clothing. As the female counterpart to SARTORIALE, DONNA shows the making of one of those made-to-measure dresses.
Being filmed in the same environment as SARTORIALE, DONNA still contrasts with its counterpart: The used color scheme is lighter, softer and light-flooded and creates a mood, which can fits better with the feminine product. In addition, the music was also adjusted to the different product and appears as a more feminine and more delicate version of the original composition.

Credits

  • Producer, Director and Editor KONSTANTINOS SAMPANIS
  • Cinematographer LEIF THOMAS
  • Music by EIKE VON SCHLICHTING
  • Production Design RALPH LÜKER
  • Camera Assistent ALEXANDER LINK
  • Hair- and Make-Up Artist LENA SUNDERMEIER
  • Production Assistent VERONIKA STROTMANN, EFTERPI-MARIA SAMPANI
  • Grading LEIF THOMAS
  • Cast NIKOLAUS DEGORSI, MICHAEL OLIVER, ALINE MÜLLER, HANNA KRAMM, TATJANA SELBACH
  • Client COVE&CO
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