When and where did you first begin?
In February 2017 I decided to make my vision come to life. I arranged a meeting in Milan with a friend of mine, who is also a designer, as well as the company “Maeko tessuti & filati naturali”, a fabric supplier. Together, we carefully selected a variety of samples which were the right match for every piece of clothing. At that time, I had a conversation about my project with Mauro Vismara, the owner of the fabric supply company. I told Mauro my goal, which is to bring back to the top the hemp production chain for environmental protection, all the while, creating high quality garments made with fibbers that protect the skin. Mauro was not too interested in my purpose, nonetheless he thought that my goal was a great plan for the Italian textile chain.
In April of the same year, I became acquainted with a group of people that invested their professionality in the hemp plantation in Emilia-Romagna, a region in the north of Italy. Do I think that this is a coincidence? Of course not, it’s part of my story!
After having met them, I proposed we meet in Milan to plan the first step of my project and three years later, I am very proud to present my unique and ever-growing collection composed of 23 items for women.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
My design inspiration comes from my personal style. As a designer I strive to create pieces that are very comfortable, flow and permit every movement, an in effect are products which I would wear in my everyday life.
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What is the most difficult aspect of running your own label?
Nowadays, I have come to accept a different kind of managing jobs: values, quality, know-how and ethic of work, which are concepts that are not so easy to find. As a result, I have become more patient and compliant.
Which part of the creative process do you enjoy most,and least?
The most enjoyable part of the creative process is the freedom and inventiveness that comes with it. Recently, I came up with the idea to produce logoed buttons without the designer having knowledge of this, however, in the end it was a real surprise for her, and she appreciated my design!
The least enjoyable aspect has to be that of following the rules in administration of economics and the financial steps. Despite the fact that I have a degree in economics, the process at times can be bothersome.
Do you have a mentor?
Trame di Stile is a true expression of my character, way of life and my passion for environmental choices. My lifestyle reflects in a large part what I believe in.
How long did your latest collection take to create?
It took about a year to create my latest collection because all my pieces are one of a kind and unique, and as a result, it takes dedication, time an effort to create these.
What are your future plans?
My next step is to create a capsule collection for men.
Which pieces do you think everyone should have in their wardrobe?
A nettle blouse is a must have for every woman in her wardrobe, just pair the garment with your favourite pair of jeans and you are good to go! I also think that a hemp dress or a hemp jumpsuit are essential ready to wear wardrobe staples.
What attracted you to The Clothing Lounge
I really like your strategy; you promote emerging brands with a fresh and bright outlook that stands out.
Shop the new collection here: TRAME DI STILE