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. With the founding of CDV in 1985, Colette and Nanni made their first Italian series. And, the company rose to prominence in no time! For each of the founders endowed with an innate sense of sophistication gave life to creations that enchanted French and Italian brands. Now having earned the respect of the market for their high quality work they received the highest accolade by exporting to other parts of the world.
To this day, CDV not only makes umbrellas strictly by hand, but they respect time honored 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. A novelty by this niche maker of umbrellas for men and women is matching umbrellas and really lovely rain hats! What a chic idea and a truly must have!
TheItalianCollection is proud to present this small collection made exclusively by CDV, umbrella makers par excellence!