«I wanted to create a brand that reflects a slower and sophisticated art of living, a brand that transcends trends and cares about traditions.
Each garment has a soul – made with uncompromising quality and noble materials. Together they tell a story of the places I love and which left a vivid image in my heart.
My ambition is to create garments that hold memories from the woman who wears them»
The stylistic choice of Stefania Esse is grounded on uniqueness. It focuses on the contemporaneity of Italian ancient thread’s arts as well as high-end materials, such as cashmere and silk.
The result is exclusive garments with striking embellishments, which can also exist in a plain customisable version. The hand embroideries or the textile combinations give “a twist” to the design of timeless clothes.
In its production Stefania Esse rediscovers and protects thread’s arts, keeping ancient techniques alive. The brand combines this activity with a constant research, in the wake of a conscious innovation respectful of the heritage of the past: as, for instance, employing metal in the crochet, instead of the more common cotton thread.
Finding its identity in slow fashion, Stefania Esse is pursuing a luxury with soul philosophy. The whole production is fulfilled in small workshops in Italy in respect of both the artisans and the processes, that take “as much time as necessary”, as well as the customers with garments designed and made to last.
The mission of the brand is supporting as much as possible the development of high-end flattering garments, which has to be fulfilled in a sustainable and artisanal way.
Having moved to Sweden for several years now, Stefania Stroppiana draws her sketches in the studio showroom of Nybrogatan 12 in Stockholm, in an endless contamination between Scandinavian influences, Italian style and suggestions that derive from her travels.
On a journey where embroidery acts as a fil rouge that bonds the very first garment to the next one she will design, in 2020 Stefania Stroppiana leaves the traditional seasonal collections in favour of Resounding Me, a permanent but ever evolving collection that continuously gets refined and altered. In addition the brand periodically presents limited editions and exclusive capsules, also in collaboration with other designers.
The widely personal character of the brand stands out clearly already from the debut AW 17|18 collection and its My Tree cape, reinterpreted in the following seasons with its stylised imaginary Tree of Life, whose hand embroidery takes over 15 hours to complete. The capsules that followed retraced the places and fascinations that Stefania Stroppiana had perceived in her travels: Apulia, suggestive Japan‘s nature, sun-scorched deserts, the magical and mysterious Aurora Borealis landscapes up to a complete and free self-affirmation with Resounding Me, her permanent collection.