Born and raised in Florence, Italy, at the onset of my career I began working with design studios while simultaneously developing long-standing relationships with local factories and tanneries in Italy, China, Portugal, and Korea. My vast knowledge of the technical process supports my creativity, allowing me to efficiently transition creative concepts to executed collection and sellable merchandise.
Throughout my career, my role has consisted of creating cohesive lines of accessories: handbags, shoes, belts, and soft items for both women and men, as well as spear-heading creative direction for major fashion accessories brands.
My process starts by understanding the brand's DNA, then developing first concepts and following through to line completion. I've worked with luxury brands and with those more commercially focused, always bringing my signature to what I create.
I travel to Tokyo, Paris, Milan, and London a minimum of once a year for research, which is a personal passion and allows me to stay trend-conscious and ahead of the curve with all things design. My archive of vintage accessories is an important source of creativity that allows me to reference the past while building on current trends. I attend Lineapelle (NY/ITALY) and Premiere Vision regularly to maintain close relationships with tanneries and vendors.
I am an instinctual problem solver and strategic results seeker. I product manage with a combined sense of urgency and understanding in order to stay on schedule and meet tight deadlines. I always strive to remain relevant to the specific season and consumer and ensure excellent quality of product output.