For the first time in history, Il Ballo del Doge 2019 opens the door to a new and exciting collaboration with one of the most innovative Italian Fashion companies, Pugnale Eyewear, the Italian brand of the prestigious sunglasses and prescription glasses, founded by Emanuele Pugnale, famous all over the world for combining the use of […]
The bond between the artisanal couture and Venice has very deep roots, that inspired and influenced the fashion history since the 300s. Venice, celebrated already back in the 1590, in the work of Cesare Vecellio “Habiti antichi et moderni”, as “miracle of the world”, “mirror of beauty”, “example of good costume”, has always related its […]
These days, the kimonos fashion is very popular in Venice, so popular to be considered a “must have” for the wardrobe. My passion for kimonos instead, dates back to when wearing this traditional Japanese garment, could appear extravagant, or at least, singular. In the western world the kimono appeared for the first time in […]
Women’s bags are a magic universe, often misunderstood by men, that always find it incredible and fascinating how many things we can fit in our purses, no matter how big or small they are. Who hasn’t at least once daydreamed about the contents of bags passing by in the streets, secretly guarded in a […]
Speaking of artisanal women’s shoes made in Italy, we have to acknowledge that high heels are one of the most necessary items in women’s fashion. Worn with elegance, they give charm and sensuality to every woman. Impossible not to love them. Nevertheless, as a real Venetian, I know very well all the suffering that […]
Among my fashion creations inspired by Venice, there is one that is particularly unique, a type of traditional shoe which I consider contemporary, ethical and incredibly chic: the Venetian walking slipper. Their original name was “friulane” and they used to be worn by gondoliers to aid their grip and not to scrape the precious […]
Where, how and why Il Ballo del Doge was born. In the magical and dreamy atmosphere of the Venice Carnival the 24th edition of Il Ballo del Doge took place, which, as you may know, was dedicated to my city, the city where I live and where my imagination is constantly fed.