Exploring the Magic of Valeria Valigi's AW16 Collection @ Maud & Mabel
Maud & Mabel are thrilled to be hosting the work of Valeria Valigi - an exquisite Italian maker whose timeless textile pieces are handcrafted in the Umbria region, where she was born and raised beneath the cypress trees.
Available online and at our Hampstead store, each piece is a tribute to her heritage -- a homecoming celebration after years of international travel, and a thank you note addressed to the generations of weavers who went before her. Valigi's supply chain is transparent, feeding directly back into the community where she grew up, and each piece is cut from the finest recycled materials by experienced hands. "It is a bit like returning to the ways of our grandparents", she explains, "when each object became a cherished companion throughout many experiences of life and living."
There are stories stitched in the seams. Read on to find your favourite piece.
This easy-to-wear dress is beautifully simple in form. It is available in both fine wool (in shades of charcoal or navy), or in the mustard alternative pictured above, which is instead crafted from Italian linen.
*Valigi Navy fine wool dress, £370, available here.*
*Valigi Charcoal Fine Wool Dress, £370, available here.*
If you're looking for something soft and versatile, Valigi's Collarless cotton shirt can be worn with a gentle fold. It is exquisitely crafted, featuring sophisticated cuff detail and button fastenings.
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