Rovigno and its local crafts

This is what I found walking around the old part of town …

I was really impressed by how helpful, kind and radiant the people I met walking around the streets of Rovigno were. As I walked in between the buildings, where shade is interrupted by spots of sunlight here and there, little streets where wooden doors alternate with cellars that have been turned into small boutiques of…

Borsa Trieste? Our own handmade design!

In the heart of the city a new project takes off

I’m full of joy and excitement for today’s discovery: I’m going to tell you about a Made in Trieste project signed Marco Trevisan, 27 years old! As I’m reading what seems like the 100th e-mail of the day, I find Alessandra’s message, she’s a MissClaire follower that writes: “Dear MissClaire! Congratulations for your blog, it’s…

Maybee Style in Trieste – Lovely Matching Outfits

A line of matching clothes for all the family

What a pleasant surprise! I’m connected to Internet 24/7, and I stumbled on some very interesting pictures from a few private Facebook profiles. I’m already thinking about a custom made photo service for the family in the pictures, when one of my “informers” tells me what’s really going on: a new h project has been…

Alberto Mancini: a yacht designer from Trieste that has conquered all the best shipyards.

From boats to furniture, the aerodynamic style of a purist

The first thing you notice as you step into Am Yacht Design studio is the colour white, that prevails on everything, and then you notice all the precious yacht models and rolls and rolls of project papers. The large glass windows of the open space look down onto the roofs of the city, birthplace of…

LabLab tailor coats, made in Trieste

Sveva turns your dreams into reality

Cheerful, energetic, resourceful, creative, original. These are Sveva’s qualities, young designer from Trieste (class of 1991) that decided to launch her first brand “LabLab” on the market. Coats for men and women made with different fabrics and following one only rule: customize! Her specialty is to create a specific coat for each client, choosing with…

Monica Trevisi: handmade and contemporary design

In Mogliano Veneto there’s an atelier in which product come from industrial materials

Some time ago in a photo session, I used a long necklace made of metal links ending with a magnifying glass, from the Monoclò collection. That jewel, so unique, became my travel companion for many months. I wore it, studied it and tried it with different outfits until it almost became part of me, an…

Olga Lyubushkina

The models of this young Ukrainian designer are creative, original and filled with talent.

Since she was in school, Olga showed great passion for fashion. She loves dressing in eccentric ways and designing tailor made clothing. She graduated at Kiev National University in technology and design, specializing in clothing design. At the same time she also attended an art and music school, taking part in design, and sewing courses.…

TiaHandMade: super colourful sandals from Mykonos

Tia’s story from her degree in Economics to hand made

I discovered TiaHandMade, a small and rather special Greek designer, thanks to one of my sister’s gifts. On her way back from one of her trips, she brought a wonderful pair of leather sandals back for me, all decorated by hand with bows, buttons and knitted cherries. They are unique and wonderful pieces all made…

TUTUHandmadeHats

From Belgrade a 60 year tradition

A young brand supported by old family traditions that unite experience and innovation. Everything started 60 years ago in Belgrade, with the opening of a hat shop in one of the oldest streets of the city, the one that connects the railway station to the city centre. Anyone arriving by train would stop to browse…

Raw Narratives

The smart recycling that starts in Belgrade

Raw Narratives is a design studio founded by Vladimir Hauber and Iva Dinulovic. Vladimir and Iva met in Belgrade and they studied together at the Royal College of Art. Their project started out as an idea to give value to leather scraps, that they use to create new things, new design objects. They study the…