In 2015 I decided to leave my job in e-commerce and fully commit myself to the company I
was creating. I started designing my own patterns for pocket squares instead of using vintage silk, thus allowing me
to bring more personality and uniqueness to the products I was creating. Overtime I have expanded the company by
additionally selling ties, scarves, bowties, and cummerbunds, all made out of Italian fine silk.
After being in this business for over three years now, I am grateful everyday that I
decided to take a risk into the unknown and embark on this adventure of being a woman creating fine silk products
for men. I feel very lucky for all the people who have supported me through this journey.
What is it that makes you so passionate about silk?
I have been passionate about silk for as long as I can remember. Growing up as a little
girl at my parents’ home in Verona, Italy, I was fascinated by the vintage fabrics they kept in their large
wardrobe.I would spend a lot of time thinking of ways to create products
with the fabrics.My mother was a female entrepreneur herself and she collected fabrics to
use as part of the packaging for her fine cosmetics business. I would fantasise what I could create from the pieces
and fabrics she collected, and the fantasy hasn’t gone away with age!From the smooth touch
to the vivid shine, I find it so luxurious and to be able to use it to make classy products for men was the perfect
mix. I have always been inquisitive about what I can do with silk—whether it be a coat, a dress, or a
tie.To me, silk is magic. The way the light reflects on it and the sensation you get when
you touch it means a lot to me; I wanted to create products that allowed people to feel what I also
A few years ago I was with my family on a boat on our way to Pellestrina (an island near
Venice) and there was a beautiful pink sunset reflected on the water. I said to my mum, “Look! It seems like silk!”
and she exclaimed, “Of course my dear, you see silk in everything!”And now, we have a pocket
square called “Pellestrina” inspired by that day.
Where does you creativity come from?
My grandfather was a painter, my mother is an interior designer, and my father is an
architect. Each of them taught me to see beauty, and to recognize it in the small details. My passion and creativity
are continuations of their own desire for unique and beautiful things.My family taught me to
incorporate this passion into my work. For instance, my father, a lifelong guitar player, began to collect guitars
in my youth and then moved to designing and selling his own guitars worldwide. My mother has lived by this principle
in her own life as well, as her detailed touch can be noted throughout all of her work, even in the table settings
I draw my creativity not only from my roots and experience, but also from the things I am
most passionate about and from my own aesthetic approach. I am deeply interested in food, wines, traveling, and
Italian culture in general —all of which serve as influences in my creative process (the collection names aren’t
just a marketing thing). With all of the silk accessories I create, I try to tell a story of passion and
beauty.Creativity for me also stems from finding new ways to reuse old or standard products.
The logo I created for Serà Fine Silk is a perfect example of this. The symbol was inspired by my first display-- an
old mirror with a gold frame. At the time, I removed the mirror and in its place put some shirt fabric and pockets,
on which I displayed my pocket squares for the first time. Instantly upon making the display, I felt that it
represented me and the brand perfectly; thus it became the emblem and logo of the company.Another example of this situation happened with our signature pocket square display. It came out from an
old musical cassette box (bought in a flea market), I added a golden frame to the outside and repurposed it: now
it’s the iconic display of our pocket squares!
What inspires your pocket square designs?
Every collection has a specific inspiration that is strongly connected with Italy. My
products are not only Made in Italy, but also are inspired by Italian beauty.I love mixing,
revisiting, and reworking vintage patterns to reflect my own taste. With these vintage prints, I play with colors to
try to transmit specific feelings.I’m from Valpolicella, a region in the north of Italy that
is famous for wines. Because of my connection to this region, my first pocket square collection was inspired by
Italian wines.Not only wines are a source of inspiration but also flowers, islands and
Italian beauty in general.The idea is to bring a small piece of Italy in your pocket, made
out from the beautiful Como silk, known worldwide for its fine quality.
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