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Brand Manifesto

Carry on the visionary legacy of fashion’s grand couturiers, infusing it with a contemporary essence.

VIOLANTE NESSI is a 'Slow-Luxury' Italian womenswear brand founded by the eponymous designer in 2018, with the mission to reinterpret the classics into curated and confident collections for the modern woman. Elemental classics are reimagined into elevated, modern yet eternal lines through a visionary legacy made of craftsmanship roots and meticulously selected fabrics.

Confident constructions now live, cultivated by curated details shaping uniqueness, as perfectly sophisticated elemental expressions of a personal essence. Committed to offering a time enduring wardrobe, a call for quality transcending trends by reinterpreting the craft of elegant tailoring, transforming and imbuing it to the contemporary world.

“Elegance is at the root of my concept.The etymology of the word ‘elegance’, ‘ex’ and ‘ligere’,comes from Latin: elegance, eligere, to choose.”

Violante Nessi

A sense of tradition with a perspective to the future, defining a new canon of Italian style, while cherishing the idea of time, the art of craftsmanship and personalised service. Since the brand’s inception, VIOLANTE NESSI started as a direct-to-consumer business model, choosing a sustainable approach to design – launching an e-commerce platform, a flagship store in the heart of London and hosting private trunk shows around the world.

The Designer

A tale of devotion


The etymology of courage derives from ‘cour’, heart, the ‘seat of the feelings’; a great part of the enriching essence that has propelled Violante Nessi herself from the beginning of her career right up until today.

Born in Bologna, to Chilean and Italian-German parents, Violante graduated from Istituto Marangoni and Central Saint-Martins and designed alongside Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler in London and New York.`After these experiences she moved back to Italy to build the foundations of her brand and the relationships with the Italian makers and suppliers which she now names as her second family.

Deeply rooting her business in Italy, in the 2018 Violante moved to London to launch her namesake brand and opened the official, by appointment, VIOLANTE NESSI townhouse in the heart of Chelsea. Committed to excellence, Violante is devoted to elegance, designing sophisticated pieces for savvy international women. 

Return of the Couturier

In her own modern way Violante brings back the Atelier and Couturier vibes where the client seems valued and listened. Nestled in the heart of Chelsea, The Violante Nessi intimate Store & Atelier are located in a discreet and elegant London mews, moments away from Sloane Square.

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