The collection

A limited edition capsule collection to contribute to our appreciation of Italian art.
Some of the profits from the Arts of Italy collection will be donated to restoring and enhancing some of Italy’s works of art: the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the A. Salinas Regional Archaeological Museum and the relics from the Stipe in Calas, Palazzo Ancaini, Spoleto.

Inspired by the mosaic floors of the Cathedral of Salerno, one of the most important medieval monuments of Campania, the rich decorations of these garments evoke the works of the masters of the Cosmatesque school, who operated in central and southern Italy during the XII century.
The geometric flower motifs like crystals and stylised stars which shine against the background of a night sky and decorate the garments are inspired by the beautiful mosaics of the vault in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, a funerary monument shaped like a Latin cross which was built by emperor Honorius' sister between 425-450 AD.
The tiles that make up the majestic mosaic of the "Domus del Mito" in Sant'Angelo in Vado depict allegorical figures, hunting scenes and mythological subjects decorated with polychrome motifs.
The garments are inspired by the rose window of the Romanesque façade of the basilica of St. Pietro, whose circular decorations culminate in the centre with the elegant form of a flower with twelve petals.
The triumphant figure of Neptune, the sea god, which stands out in the grand mosaico delle stagioni kept at the Archaeological Museum A. Salinas, is enclosed in an octagonal panel decorated at the edges with a fine double braided ornamental motif.
The white and black diamond and star geometric pattern decorating the mosaics of the tablinum floor, the reception room of the Roman Villa of Russi, resembles a giant chessboard which the garments are inspired by.
Concentric squares, diamonds, triangles and octagons characterise the rigorous decorative motifs of these garments, which are inspired by the mosaic floors of the Roman house of Spoleto, dating to the first century A.D.
The weaves and bright colours of these garments remind us of the floral embroidery and geometric motifs of the mosaic floors of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, whose name derives from the Greek word kosmidion which means ornament.
An unusual perimeter of straight and curved lines forms the base of the dome of the church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza. Its geometrically complex structure develops upwards, creating an ideal climbing path which culminates in a perfect, bright and starry circle, the symbol of divine wisdom.
The Scala dei Giganti of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice is where the coronation of the Doge took place. Its name derives from the imposing statues of Mars and Neptune, placed at the top of the staircase as symbols of the town’s dominion over the mainland and the seas.
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