Which countries influences your style?
My millinery is influenced by two countries. From England, I took the technical perfection such as sewing everything by hand, also the hat brim that elsewhere is machine-stitched. But the glamour, boldness and modernity of my models are quintessentially Italian.
What are your favourite materials?
I only use high-quality, mostly Tuscan materials: fur felt and wool for the Autumn/Winter collections, Florentine straw, knotted sisal, silk and veils for the Spring/Summer ones, as well as flowers, chains, crystals and other precious details for embellishment.
Do you have a signature piece?
The kintsugi hats, decorated with golden veins and inspired by the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. They are very meaningful to me, as they represent new life, a second chance, the choice of enhancing your scars rather than hiding them.
Are your hats for everyday use?
I make both everyday hats and occasion ones. They are statement pieces. Every woman should wear one: people who say “I’m not a hat person” are wrong, they just haven’t yet found the perfect model that suits them.