I like things that are kind of eclectic when one thing doesn’t go with another. That’s why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It’s where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. That’s my style and that’s what my work is about.
I have made bouquets of pleats bouquets of flowers bouquets of ruffles bouquets of feathers. Often I design in mousseline held tightly around the waist and with something else going on all around.
Capucci was the biggest schooling I had. It wasn’t just about the technical knowledge such as color and volume but also about the secret rules and the beautiful codes of respect between the atelier and the master.