CDV makes umbrellas for men and women that take the dread out of stormy wintry days. Their custom output, at once smart, dashing and modish not only does the job well, but each umbrella conveys the essence of a craft that has withstood the test of time.
The artisan’s keen eye, appreciation of textiles, and organic materials like wood allows the creative freedom to put together umbrellas like this one, simply called “Scottish Tartan Cotton”.
In a fabric that chronicles stories of yore, the umbrella’s light of hand allows it to swing with ease. The neutral colour palette of dark blues and warm camel enhances the umbrella’s versatility pairing nicely with, say the new trench coat, or a tote in the same colour code. And, its wooden handle formed out of soft Malacca, well it completes an already voguish rain warrior.
CDV’s impeccably crafted umbrellas remain the quintessential champions of class and style, they are a mark of good taste and understatement. In reality, you cannot go wrong with an umbrella Made in Italy of the finest materials, by the finest artisans in the land.
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.