A not so ordinary umbrella this one speaks to Colette della Vedova’s desire to make umbrellas that certainly perform well, but are magical too!
With this code firmly in place the artisan enshrines the dome in double jacquard fabric in stunning steel grey silver. Its underside meanwhile is more jolly, zebra-like stripes take hold of the lower part of the umbrella and speckles dominate the upper part.
This lovely umbrella fulfills the artisan’s intention of adding an arty touch to the 21st century trench coat or for that matter a tailored one, all the while accommodating its predestined function of keeping our hairstyles intact, and leather handbags from becoming speckled too.
In reality, this is a superb accessory. With its unmistakable Italian flair enhanced by exquisite craftsmanship Colette della Vedova’s umbrella makes a delightful statement each time you take a stroll under a foreboding grey sky.
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.