Need a splash a colour on a cold wet day? Colette della Vedova offers her dashing umbrella in noble Prince of Wales check trimmed in lipstick red.
A dome of waterproof cotton, the umbrella's shaft, ribs and tips come in strong gilded metal that work like a charm on those especially gusty days.
This custom-made umbrella takes approximately four weeks for delivery.
Dimensions: L 36 inches / 91 cm
Colette della Vedova makes it possible for us to take cover with style and panache! She hails from Cressa, a small village in the northern Italian region Piedmont that is also the hub for umbrella making in Europe.
An expression of that all Italian trait – beauty and harmony – this princely umbrella says that you know the difference between something that is ordinary and something that is not!
Colette’s works of art are rarely seen outside Italy so this is a wonderful opportunity to buy a precious piece that will last a very long time.
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.