The brand Passion Petales by the Italian artist Caterina Di Monaco was born after twenty years experience in the bridal fashion field.
She graduated from the Academy of Costume and Fashion Design in Rome,with a thesis on the history of the wedding dress. Caterina has always been fascinated with petals and flowers,even since she started to work in a tailor shop in her hometown,where she drew her first flower-dresses.
Afterwards,she had the chance to turn her passion into a job, working in the
Atelier Aimee Montenapoleone (a famous wedding dress store chain in Italy) for about ten years.
In the meantime,three years ago Caterina started to attend silk flowers creation classes at the High Fashion School of Embroidery in Rome,taking advantage of the help of one of the most important cratfswomen as far as fabric flowers are concerned. So,step by step,petals by petals, Passion Petales became a reality:a collection of handmade silk flowers to be used to decorate clothes, hard or to make crowns,crowns or handbands;each piece in entirely handmade,from the cutting process to the colouring one, even to the "marking " stage, through which petals take shape using ancient tools of the Nineteenth century.
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