Loved the world over but deeply rooted in its Italian origins, women’s knitwear company Fabiana Filippi was founded by Perugian brothers James and Mario Filippi in 1985. Born in the same year was the daughter of one of the founding brothers, with whom the brand shares its name.
The brand was an immediate success upon launch in the international marketplace, particularly in Japan. Its global success was such that the company’s sales throughout the 1990s were made entirely through exports. The fashion house has achieved the highest quality with its products, at a very competitive price in Eastern markets, the US, South America, the Middle East and Europe – growing continuously each year in a way that has allowed the brand to take the big leap into the world of total look fashion.
Having established itself as a benchmark for knitwear and cashmere, the fashion house expanded its collections in 2007 to offer sophisticated and refined apparel including exquisite coats, jackets, trousers and shirts. Five years later accessories, handbags and shoes were launched to help brand enthusiasts complete their looks with pieces Made in Italy. Today the ‘White Line,’ which encompasses most of the women’s collection, is complemented by the ‘Black Line,’ in which the working and materials are even more exclusive.
Design and manufacture of samples and products still takes place where it always has – at the company’s headquarters close to Perugia. It is from there that garments, made with artisanal Italian craftsmanship, continue to spread the word about this famous, luxurious brand all over the world.
A model of corporate ethics and sustainability, the fashion house pays great attention to the environment - from product development and the processing of raw materials, to its professional environment, where it promotes serene and collaborative working relationships.
Fabiana Filippi is an Italian success story. It is a brand based on sound ethical principles, product research, design quality, aesthetic beauty, as well as respect for traditional craftsmanship fused with contemporary vision and innovative design.Style notes
Style trademarks of Fabiana Filippi include refined workmanship, precious yarns, cosy fabrics, and a harmonious and clean style. Products are characterised by a perfect balance of traditional craftsmanship and classic modernity, sophistication and creativity, and are designed for an elegant woman who rejects stereotypes, and enjoys beautiful, durable, timeless pieces worn with ease.Must-haves: Key pieces include the cashmere and fine wool knitwear in neutral colours, the two-tone shirts and the coats in masculine fabrics.