The Palazzo Ducale Collection is inspired by Venice’s many peculiarities: the light’s reflection on the laguna,
the Ducal Palace with its stones and colonnades, the overarching chiaroscuro of the city, the affrescos and the secret gardens’ flowers. Venice’s cosmopolitan culture was enriched by refined French passementerie, which was used extensively throughout the collection.
A pretty Colombina runs amused among the narrow streets. Our designers revisited her dress by contextualizing it to contemporary times, making it a modern yet elegant two-piece set in the colors of trachyte, the stone that paves Venice.
The front part consists of a mosaic of Loro Piana cashmeres of blue shades reminiscing the Venetian masks. Who does not remember the famous harlequin who, with his jokes, entertained all of Venice? The matching leather back is defined by a small application of matching trimmings, while the whole vest is finished with a woolen ribbon.
A garment that comes directly from the past, made with a classic Rubelli brocade called Dauphin, taken from an original design from the mid-eighteenth century. What inspired this piece are traditional Venetian dresses of the eighteenth century, as portrayed by Tiepolo in his fresco that adorns a Venetian palace. He represented Cleopatra with a tight corpet, which usually was embracing a tighter corset that would remain hidden.
The delicate pendants of the trimmings, precious masterpieces of craftsmanship, recall the complex volutes of the stone capitals of the Ducal Palace in St. Mark's Square. Just like the top's trimmings, the capitals of the Ducale are the result of skilled artists, the so-called tajapiere, who were Venetians.
This short jacket was inspired by the stone in Ca' Rezzonico’s colonnades. The palace, now a museum, has a rigorous architecture, as rigorous as the jacket’s exterior. Inspired by the old stones that with time became darker on the outside, whilst having an untouched white heart, our jacket is double face. The precious detail of silk trimmings also resembles the Ca’s balaustrades.
The great St. Mark's Basilica in Venice has a wonderful mosaic floor. An interweaving of shapes and colors expertly calibrated. Our coat on a background of fabrics in shades of gray, like the trachyte used in Venetian floors, features a series of trimmings. A composition of small precious elements, inserted with imagination by the creative team of RISA, to re-propose a playful mosaic to wear with joy.
This jacket is inspired by the Fenice Theater, as the garment’s arabesque patterns resembles those that adorn the palace’s ceiling. The warm yet elegant soft copper hue that pervades in the main room, is mirrored by the juxtaposition between the jacket’s metallic exterior and its soft interior. It transports the wearer to the theater’s stalls, amongst ladies and knights that attended captivating performances.