ISSIMO loves Italy
Ingenuity, craftsmanship and excellence are part of Italy’s genetic coding which has brought to the world the most innovative and timeless fashion, design, style and more. Here’s how ISSIMO wants to share it all to you from Italy with Love, a curated selection of Italian-made products and new and heritage brands.
What is Dall’Italia con Amore?
Dall’Italia con Amore means “from Italy with love” and that’s what it is, a postcard, so to speak, from ISSIMO with a selection of the beautiful, Italian-made products and brands we love and want the world to know about. If ISSIMO is the digital expansion of the hotels, Dall’Italia con Amore is a microcosm within that in which we celebrate our friends and heritage by showcasing a capsule collection of amazing, beautifully crafted products.
Here you’ll find carefully selected pieces from storied and iconic brands like Borsalino, Fedeli, Giuliva Heritage and Missoni, the next generation of Italian-made like La Double J and Aquazzurra, designers who invested their lives and careers in Italy – and the new pioneers like Oseree and Iacobella. All of them reinforce the excellence and quality of Italian made, the ingenuity of Italianità and the overall concept of ISSIMO as they are focusing on sourcing, using and making the very best. Many of them are my friends whose work and values I know and love, while others are quite simply icons.
It’s kind of glimpse into the Pellicano Hotels world and boutique- a beautiful Borsalino hat, the perfect evening shoes, a great dress, classic Italian swim trunks. When I renovated the hotel boutique in 2007, it was a collection of things I loved and would wear, and every year I added to it, pushing the envelope to add a bit of everything , so to speak, always with the baseline of quality, excellence and timeless. That’s exactly Dall’Italia Con Amore, a digital window into this world, constantly evolving and updating, featuring more from our boutique and our collaborations too, as we continually curate the space.
For Marie-Louise, Italian made means quality, excellence, experience, creativity and timelessness plus a kind of undeniably only Italian quality. A recent article described “the Italian factor [as] the ability to put our inventive talent to good use, and the applied ingenuity that comes to us from Leonardo and the geniuses of the Renaissance”.
“We come from a culture and philosophy of duration, made to last, not demolition and rebuilding,” says Marie-Louise. “It’s all about how you create, the quality behind what you are making and how you are make it, no matter what it is – you know, doing something right from the beginning in terms of manifattura and design. And add to that ingenuity and a bit of the avant-garde, that’s very Italian. And that’s what we want to share.”