Alright, I’d like to brag a little about our fabrics!
Almost all of them come from this beautiful place- Lake Como in northern Italy. Como has been home to many of Europe’s top celebrities and royalty and it is a magnificent and special place. For me, it is the land that time forgot, with a charm and elegance that is pretty much lost these days.
The world’s most beautiful silk fabrics and scarves are from Como and for the last ten years I have been coming here to develop our new designs. I start off each season in print archives where I look through thousands of original designs. Many of these are “retired” prints from the world’s greatest: Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Gucci, Chanel and Chloe to name a few. With the creator’s permission, I resurrect these prints – many of them from the 60’s – and after some modifications they get a new lease on life
Our exclusive stripes and textured solids are designed the same way- I look through books and books of vintage swatches and then recolor them to the season’s palette. All of our designs are then executed on the finest cottons and silks – but more about fabric construction in an upcoming entry.
I’ll be in Como again this month and will be sure to give a restaurant recommendation or two then!