LIKE ALL GOOD STORIES, THIS
ONE STARTS WITH LOVE
ABOUT KATE & DANIELE
Kate, an American fine artist met Daniele, an Italian model and menswear expert while on a two-week trip to Orvieto, Italy the night before returning to America. With only a few hours remaining, they stayed up into the morning talking, unsure of what could become of their meeting but both knowing it was something different.
Sharing a passion for art and beauty, and communicating long-distance for eight months across the Atlantic, the two fell in love, and eventually married. From the beginning, their dream was to combine their gifts to create something truly special, and so ANTONIELLA came to be - high-end pieces, uniquely designed with a modern, European flair.
"SHARING OUR LOVE FOR FASHION AND ART IS THE WAY OUR RELATIONSHIP, AND OUR COMPANY FORMED."
THE DESIGNS COME TO LIFE
Always searching for new ways to create and share passions, Daniele and Kate began dreaming of starting a brand focused on design. From the inspiration, the planning, the drawing, the digital rendering, to the hand-sewing, they wanted each piece to truly be a unique work of art.
Each design is inspired by a wide range of elements within specific locations around Italy. The desire is that each piece would stir a new appreciation for the majesty of Italian culture and history, as well as to integrate seamlessly with the trends in sartorial menswear.
Every piece starts as simple pen and ink sketches in Kate's notebook, gradually being painstakingly planned out in a large scale drawing. The drawing is then scanned, digitally edited, and colored before being printed on high quality silk in Britain.