Prêt-à-porter, fashion craft and accessory consultancy
Emanuela Ceccarini is a freelance fashion designer passionate for handicraft techniques with 30 years of international experience in prêt-à-porter.
She was the co-founder and creative force of the Italian prêt-à-porter brand Rosamunda up until 2016. Her creative vision and design leadership earned the company’s worldwide success of over 700 sales points including Anthropology USA, Barney’s New York, Madison Beverly Hills, Robin Richman Chicago, Bon Marché Paris, Victoire Paris, Fenwick London, Selfridges London, Onesti Kashiyama Tokyo, Spick and Span Tokyo, HP Tokyo, Tomorrowland Tokyo, Beens Tokyo, Bus Stop Tokyo, Daimaru Tokyo, Lane Crawford Hong Kong, 10 Corso Como Milan, La Rinascente Italy, L’Inde le Palais Bologna, Penelope Brescia and the Rosamunda flagship store in Rome.
For global luxury brands like Marras, Etro, Alberta Ferretti, Gucci, Sergio Rossi, Le Silla and Dolce e Gabbana she created apparel and accessories.
Her collections have been featured by international fashion media in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, We’re America, Spur, So-hen.
Her distinctive creative language starts from her childhood in the ancient town of Verucchio in northern Italy, cradle of the noble renaissance family Malatesta, where she mastered the original textile handicraft tecniques of the Pauline nuns.
Her work is the result of a unique research that mixes traditional knitting, crochet, embroidery with crystals, macramé, cross-stitch, darning, lace-making, lucet, beadwork, needlepoint, and weaving with contemporary narratives, production technologies, materials and business strategies.
Italian School of Fashion Crafts
In 2016 Emanuela Ceccarini founded the Italian School of Fashion Crafts to pass on her passion for fashion crafts.