Classic elegance describes this umbrella in Prince of Wales check by Colette della Vedova!
The dome is water-proof cotton, and the shaft, ribs and tips made from strong gilded metal. The handle is lined in black leather.
Made by special order please allow four weeks for delivery.
Dimensions: L 36 inches / 92 cm
A dashing umbrella is hard to find, and this one by Colette della Vedova has brought the search to an end.
In a small atelier in Cressa surrounded by the green hills of Piedmont is where Colette loves to play with fabrics and all sort of trims to create out-of-the-ordinary umbrellas and parasols.
She works mostly on her own, but there are times she asks other artisans to help make an accessory that in antiquity did not stray far from the purview of kings and noblemen! Perhaps for this reason Colette likes to work with the Prince of Wales check made famous by the Royal House of Windsor!
This handcrafted umbrella is precious, and will serve you well for years to come.
About the Designer
Nanni and Colette begin their adventure at the end of the 1970s in Cressa, a small village in the northern region of Piedmont situated near Lago Maggiore, the home of the handmade umbrella. Influenced and encouraged by a very dear friend who used to commission umbrellas in Italy on behalf of French luxury brands, Colette and her beloved spouse Nanni take on, with the greatest of ease, a very old craft championed by artisans before them.
To this day, CDV not only makes umbrellas strictly by hand, but they respect time honoured methods too. Moreover, the company is a staunch user of only the best materials like bamboo, valuable woods, and various kinds of skins and leather.
Handles made out of these natural materials are then matched in most unusual ways with panels of pure cotton, silk, lace, velvet, and also to printed polyester and jacquard fabrics, these too made exclusively in Italy.