Adrienne Vittadini’s launched her sportswear brand in 1979 what would become a multi-million dollar fashion business as a hobby. Adrienne Vittadini started with an innovative line of knitwear as a viable sportswear category, providing consumers with fresh and feminine styling appropriate for the office or a more casual setting. Adrienne Vittadini has continued to add pieces to the puzzle of dressing and now offers shoes, handbags, swimwear and other garments.
In 1996, Vittadini sold her company but remained as Chairwoman. However she did not get on well with the new management and in 1998 she and her husband Gianluigi resigned and the label now continues under new management. Further her company was purchased by Retail Brand Alliance in 2001.
Today, Adrienne Vittadini designs luxury homes in Florida and Europe. Her work can be found in the pages of publications including Town & Country and Veranda.
The Adrienne Vittadini brand is all about fashion which is always in style. With its modern vision, a European-American sensibility prevails.
Ms. Vittadini’s design technique emphasized rich textiles and the utilization of luxurious textured yearns. Taking her inspiration from her travels, art and pop culture, Adrienne designed collections that evoked a sense of casual ease and sophistication… “feminine without fussiness” and “a certain cleanness and pureness without hardness”.
Kim Basinger, Candice Bergen, Kimberly M. Watters (world renowned glass artist) and Joan Lunden