VIOLANTE NESSI is an Italian womenswear brand founded by the eponymous designer, born in Bologna in 1990 of Chilean and Italian-German parentage. After completing her studies at Istituto Marangoni in Milan and Central Saint Martins in London, Violante worked in the prestigious design studios of Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Tom Ford in London and New York.

Following these experiences, Violante returned to Italy with the mission to celebrate the elegance and values of Italian fashion, designing for a woman proud of her femininity and passionate about life.

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VIOLANTE NESSI is a return to the past with a focus on the future. Using only the best raw materials, the brand pays homage to the roots of tradition: from the hand-crafted buttons of Mrs. Abelia, the natural yarns of Zegna Baruffa and the treasures found in the archive of an atelier on the Lungarno.

Pure elegance and high quality: the commitment and passion of craftsmanship are reflected in the caliber of each piece, all exquisitely Made in Italy.

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The VIOLANTE NESSI woman dresses to express herself, confident in knowing what she wants and inspired by the beauty of harmony.

Determined by vocation, bon vivant by nature, she fully enjoys the pleasures of life.
Nomad spirit with fine tastes, she travels to enrich herself of experiences, she loves art and nature.

Violante’s paintings, emotions and poems are at the inspiration for her collections. The curled silks and long sinuous silhouettes of her designs evoke the sensuality of her Latin heritage.

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With the launch of the website WWW.VIOLANTENESSI.COM and e-commerce, VIOLANTE NESSI establishes itself as one of the first Italian Direct-to-Consumer designer brands. Each month limited edition capsule collections are launched, available exclusively online and through private sales organised between Milan, London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.

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Each piece carries a story, a refined design destined to become an authentic and timeless piece in a special wardrobe.

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Violante - Sasso Marconi (Bo), written in 1999, painted in 2016 View the Gallery

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