As umbrellas go this one by Colette della Vedova stands out in the crowd! It presents itself with a large dollop of flamboyance, confident in its ability to make us stop to take another look.
In a jacquard weave threaded with lurex the umbrella has an alluring dome. The eyes are drawn to the black on grey flecks that shape the top of the dome. Equally we are drawn to the unexpected trim in the same colour palette, but different in its pattern of zebra-like stripes. A delightful finishing touch is the handle meticulously lined in the same fabric.
A work of art this accessory Made in Italy pushes the boundaries set for rain warriors. Its rigorous attention to detail extolling the virtues of the artisan-made adds value to what can only be described as a gorgeous and unique umbrella. A worthy investment? We certainly think so!
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.