Following my visit to the Pinomanna headquarters and workshop last autumn, which you can read more about here, I went to see their new 2011 collections presented at the Accademia del Lusso on Via Montenapoleone 5 in Milan. The cocktail presentation held during Milan Fashion Week was in collaboration with a Roman alta moda brand called Tilù, which presented its very first ready-to-wear collection. The fashion models wore the new Pinomanna collections, which included the new Arabesque, Chiffon, Damasco, Fiori di Raso, Intarsi, and much more.
Arabesque plays with burnished gold and pink gold, white pearls and diamonds. The floral design showcases Pinomanna's intricate metal craftsmanship. Arabesque consists of a beautiful long necklace, a pair of earrings and a ring.
As a fitting tribute to Italian haute couture, the Chiffon collection features an undulating silhouette much like a roll of beautiful fabric unfolding before your eyes. Black and white diamonds show off the ruffles, pleats and seams of a genuine pret-a-porter piece of jewellery.
During my visit to the workshop, I got a preview of a Fiori di Raso piece, which is part of the full collection presented here. It features a ribbon of beautiful diamonds around a single pearl. The elegant wraparound design makes the ribbon and pearl look as if they're floating mid-air. The earrings and ring will perfectly compliment any evening outfit on a special occasion.
Intarsi is a great continuation of the classic floral themes in Pinomanna's signature Bonbon, Ghirigori, Pois and Ricami collections. The Intarsi design features cut-out blossoms, and presents new interest as classicism gives way to a more fun-loving theme.
While Pinomanna has different distributors in Italy and around the world, one of the best ways to experience Pino's world is to visit his boutique in the Piazza Grande in Modena. You can also contact the Valenza workshop to have a one-of-a-kind piece created just for you.