“Creativity in my opinion is the need to externalize one’s being, one’s vision of things and express concretely one’s feelings.”
What is / what has been your greatest professional satisfaction?
My greatest professional satisfaction came when, years ago, a great stylist like Mr. Antonio Marras told me he was enthusiastic about my fabrics..
What was your first milestone in this role as a designer?
Perhaps not the first, but certainly the most important: the creation of a completely new collection compared to the type of product that the company I worked for produced and then see it evolve in the years to come.
In fact, when I started working in the company where I worked for fifteen years, they made a purely “Pratese” carded product, but shortly after my arrival, the owner wanted and decided to set aside the company product and start working with cotton. From there the company began growing exponentially and it was great and really satisfying.
What prompted you to follow the path of designer / creative within the District? Where did your passion for the world of fabrics come from?
I graduated from the Tullio Buzzi Institute, way back in ’88… at that time there was no reason to look for work in a place other than Prato because Prato was the centre of the world; so this is how my journey in the Prato District began: a little “by chance”, a little out of passion. A passion for garments that I had been carrying around since I was little. And since I couldn’t be a clothing designer, I became a fabric designer.
What is your definition of “creativity”?
Creativity in my opinion is the need to externalize one’s being, one’s vision of things and express concretely one’s feelings. I believe that even if you entrust the same fabric to 10 technicians for the same project, each one would come up with an article different from the others, unique and original, because everyone has their own way of seeing and feeling things.