A fabric should tell a story
Vivaciously judicious. Ready for anything. Quietly determined to assert herself and never a slave to other people’s trends. This is the kind of woman addressed by Alessia Santi. In her Manila Grace collections, Santi affirms a sense of style charged by contaminations and interactions, breathing life into enlivening creations. As down to earth as the colours she chooses for her frequently floppy shapes, she revels in dyeing and re-dyeing fabrics, braiding them together, knotting and mixing them. “A fabric should tell a story”, says Alessia Santi. “I want texture and softness. My clothing doesn’t set out to provoke deference, if anything it wants to make friends: I see, I touch, I buy and I make it part of my every day.”
A contemporary wardrobe including apparently simple informal garments hand in hand with elaborate detailing and haute couture undertones. Hand-crafted finishing, unpredictable cuts and fluid forms contribute to spontaneous-looking clothes, where prints express a timeless society and knits – featuring strongly in every collection – evolve through mixing unlikely colours and materials.
Manila Grace continues along the path of boosting and consolidating their image through new single-brand openings and by selecting and implementing new global partnerships that will extend product reach. All strategies of brand extension carried out with the goal of reinforcing and diversifying brand DNA, achieving full brand status and recognition, aspiring to cultural and lifestyle prestige and value thanks to rigorously Italian exceptional quality products.