Lapo’s Garage

Our love for style and all things wonderful derives from many people and objects at The Gentleman Select however there is one such person that always stands out for us. One Lapo Elkann.


The Italian Industrialst, aside from his stunning style sense, is involved in more projects than you can shake a stick at, his talent truely knows no bounds and is evident in his latest project Garage Italia Customs. The Milan based company will specialise in exterior and interior customisation using not only classic techniques of bodywork painting and re-upholstery, but more modern techniques of wrapping and paint wrapping which is seen in Lapo’s own personal camouflage wrapped Ferrari 458.

Most recently Garage Italia Customs revealed the Fiat 500X “Black Tie” at the Geneva Motor Show which had a herringbone pattern wrap and included cashmere trimmed sun-visors and denim seats, a true signature mark of Lapo Elkann indeed.

What makes this project more exciting is the fact Elkann has teamed up with Carlo Borromeo, honing from another highly influential Italian family and acting as creative director. The project is exciting for us because Lapo Elkann always delivers something punchy and different with his flamboyant ideas and dress sense expressed through his work. He carries great motoring lineage with his Fiat history in the family, and himself being creative director to Ferrari. This for me is why this project works and rest assured it will unleash some truely quirky results.

Key Piece: Fiat 500X “Black Tie”.

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