What does a typical day look like for you?
Every day is completely different. There’s social media for the brand, there’s designing for the brand, there’s the next collections, there’s everything from press … and obviously the dreaded admin. But I have a son [Franco] too, so I have a few days with him and then I have a few days working.
How do your design work or your artistic inspirations affect your own sense of personal style?
My personal style has changed so much over time and I feel like that just happens with age. You go into the fashion industry at 20, and I’m 30 now, a decade later ... I invest in high quality, classic pieces that are going to last for a long time. I just want them to be effortless and classic.
Is there an era in the past that you are most inspired by?
I would definitely say the late 50s, early 60s would be my favourite ... That’s because it’s a lot more preppy back then, the hemlines started to come up and it was just such a beautiful era.
Are there any specific artists that you are admiring the moment?
I love Mattea Perrotta, she’s always been my favourite. I have one of her [works] at home.
You mention your love of travel – is there a place in the world that you find the most inspiring?
We love to go to Italy … Tuscany, Sardinia is probably one of our favourites. It’s still quite local … Italy as a whole I’m really inspired by – the food and the culture, but more the architecture, the interiors, everything. It’s just so beautiful.
Do you find there is added pressure working for yourself? How do you deal with that?
Of course I do feel pressure, I think that’s unavoidable, but I just do what I think is right. And people love it, or it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s fine I think. You just need to come to the conclusion that not everyone in the world is going to be your customer so you just stay true to your vision and then there’s not so much pressure.
What do you need to have around you to feel creatively inspired?