About the designer
Autodidactic designer Sara Lanzi launched her eponymous womenswear brand in 2005. The La Spezia-born creative always housed a fascination for drawing, leading her to study Conservation of Cultural Heritages before showcasing her artistic influences in womenswear. The Italian designers’ collections were immediately celebrated, as shows at Paris Fashion Week were met with enthusiasm and Vogue Italia awarded her first prize for upcoming young fashion talent of 2007.
Both time and meticulous craftsmanship are imbued in Sara Lanzi’s collections, as she steps back from the rapid pace that the mainstream fashion industry entails. The designer’s garments are handmade piece by piece, while her Perugia-based atelier ensures that both fabrics and talent are sourced locally. She describes the design process as a way of giving birth gradually, in a way that honours the “Made in Italy” label with precision. The label’s collections are characterised by a distinct sense of minimalism, fused with colour and an eye for avant-garde embellishments. Staple pieces are frequently crafted from a single fabric, an aesthetic that is often the backbone of Lanzi’s designs. Balanced yet delicate materials, such as silk or crisp cotton, are regularly elevated with hints of texture.