Where are your leather accessories made?
My pieces are of the highest craftsmanship, made entirely by hand by a leather goods manufacturer in Palermo. The handbags are produced the same way they were 60 years ago, but with exclusively eco-friendly glues, solvents and reinforcements. The cost increases but it's an enormous plus for the product.
What was the concept of your latest collection?
It was dedicated to two great women of International fashion: Anna Piaggi and Diana Vreeland, similar in attitude and pure creativity, but very different in how they expressed it. Anna Piaggi was colorful and surreal, while Diana Vreeland was sophisticated and glamorous, she was the first fashion stylist. So a part of the collection is playful and intellectual, with various transformations of materials and colors. and another is glam for the evening with embroidery, sequins, pvc, gradients and golden plexiglass.
As a whole, you apparently seem to overturn the concept of traditional leatherwear, a sign that characterizes all your collections. Can you explain how you achieve this?
My bags can transform thanks to their precise construction, so that they adapt to the user. In some models, for example, you can detach the external pouch so that it becomes a clutch, in some shopping bags there's a removable pocket that can be used as a handbag, or, when playing around with the handles, into a hobo bag. They're playful, transversal with respect to traditional contexts and uses. You never get tired of using them.
What always emerges from your collections?
The game of luxury.