NEW collection fall in winter 2016-17
As I also mentioned last time, I wasn’t exactly super familiar with Bucharest before Holly and I headed out there. In a new city you know little about it can be difficult to know what to do or where to go. Obviously you can Google the hell out of it and hit up a few guide books, both of which are admittedly good options that will help you avoid wandering around totally aimlessly or missing out on a place’s major attractions.
Painstakingly curated to showcase the extraordinary relationship between InterContinental’s most iconic properties and the cities in which they live, “Insider Experiences” provide the opportunity to discover aspects of a place many visitors would never even know exist. In Bucharest, these experiences span art, gastronomy and fashion. It was the latter we opted for first, obviously.
I’m going to be honest with you. Being the ignorant idiot I am, I didn’t initially have the highest of hopes for our visit to Dan Coma & Doina Levintza’s atelier. A quick glance at the Dan Coma website began to change that. Seconds after meeting Dan and having my first glimpse of his incredible leather goods, I was floored by what I saw. It’s ridiculous to hold on to the notion that only traditional “fashion cities” play home to talented designers and craftspeople who produce exquisite luxury items
So, a little info for you. Dan Coma’s grandfather, Dumitru Coma, was born in 1882 in Silistea. His talent and dedication have led to a major tanning house, which was named after him. The passion for discovering the natural leather’s beauty through its processing was interrupted by the course of history. Thanks to Dan’s the brand returned in 1992 under the name “Dacoma” and 14 years later is producing more beautiful pieces than ever.