After more than fifty years of exclusively tailor-made or bespoke production, in addition to the Couture Lingerie, today’s collections of tailor prêt-à-porter stand out: dresses, cotton or viscose blouses and skirts adorned by archive prints and embellished with smock stitch and bouillonnet embroidery or romantic broderie anglaise.
Well represented are also the men’s collections, with an array of dressing gowns, pajamas, jackets and loungewear. A vibrant choice of embroidered kimonos, dressing gowns and bathrobes in linen crepe (available also with terry lining), obviously all can be customized with initials or personalized designs.
Also special are creations dedicated to the children. Not only mini-me of men and women’s loungewear but also dazzling smock stitch kids’ wear, chain stitch embroidered girls’ dresses and ceremonial outfits: precious Christening gowns with lace, inlays and embroidered tulle with matching magic and princely cradles made of silks and laces embroidered with classic or on demand design to satisfy all wishes.
An anecdote? A Christening set that had belonged to a king and was inherited by a well-known noble household: as two twins were born, the parents asked the Loretta Caponi’s workshop to duplicate an identical style so as to dress both newborns. Created with an 18th century lace from the private collection the outfit was so perfectly identical to profoundly move the noble family.
But it’s the home collection that has led the maison to evolve over the years through continuous research, traveling with imagination across the 20 thousand embroidery designs realized over the past fifty years and now belonging to the precious archive.
Tablecloths stand out among the iconic creations: in the “Giardino” tablecloth, inspired by Caponi’s own garden, roses, daisies, convolvuli, irises, hydrangeas and lavender, but also a cherry tree beloved to Loretta, blossom in over one hundred embroidered nuances.
For the tradition lovers, the finest embroidered satin cotton or linen bedclothes, but also matching embroidered placemats and napkins. Unique cushions and wool or cashmere plaids, towels sets even for the seaside or the swimming pool: all embroidered with the unmistakable Loretta Caponi’s chain stitch technique.