Roberta Furlanetto , born on the outskirts of Venice, Italy. Hers is a genuine passion for materials and color. Curiosity and a taste for experimentation have led her to a wide range of experiences, all of them linked by a fierce need for self-expression. Roberta Furlanetto graduated from l’ Accademia di Belle Arte in Milan in 1990.
In 1992 she completed a maxi canvass using mixed techniques and collage which was commissioned by an art collector, who later showed her work to Christian Lacroix. Lacroix drew inspiration from this piece and invited Roberta to begin collaborating with him. She began creating exclusive pieces for his Haute Couture Shows. Nina Ricci soon followed suit, then Dior, Ungaro and Azzedine Alaia.
Now, as a result of the considerable experience she has acquired over the years, she has designed and produced a collection of clothes in 2007 that, although belonging to pret-a-porter, exhibit all the hallmarks of the finest couture.
Minimal and sumptuous. Logical. Sophisticated but practical and functional. Significant design research. The precision of cuts that hide surprise. Although oblique, they approach decoration and contribute to shaping the clothes. She uses materials for her collections like silk, cashmere, cotton, silk Jacquard, leather & wool.