“After returning from formative experiences abroad, I read an article in the NY Times by Cathy Horyn who said that across the new generation of designers, there was nothing more to invent and that everything had already been done – the ‘post-trend’ generation. I therefore felt the need to create something authentic, away from conventional models and without definition. So living in the post-trend world I gave life to my brand, satisfying my devotion to elegance, my passion for painting and my pursuit of Italian excellence and quality at the right price”.

Violante Nessi was born in Bologna by Chilean mother and Italian-German father. After finishing her studies at Istituto Marangoni and Central Saint Martins, Violante worked for Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler in New York and at Tom Ford in London. In 2015 she returned to Italy and founded her namesake brand, rigorously Made in Italy.