January 3, 2013

Santoni, leader maison in luxury footwear, meets Rubelli, the noble Venetian firm that represents a point of reference worldwide for high-end fabrics since 1858.
The result is a small romantic masterpiece of pure Venetian taste, a capsule collection where baroque suggestions blend with the design mastery of Gio Ponti’s avant-garde spirit.

“This capsule collection expresses at best the refined essence and heritage of both Rubelli and Santoni, two excellencies of Made in Italy sharing a passion for timeless elegance”, states Giuseppe Santoni, CEO of the company.
The collection Santoni | Rubelli boasts a unique style always contemporary, and is intended for a sophisticated audience looking for objects of great personality that go beyond the trends.” Rubelli’s precious fabrics perfectly match with slippers and loafers, ballerinas and laced shoes. Santoni’s cultured tribute to history and passion for beauty, common to Rubelli, is a selection from the most evocative patterns chosen from the infinite archive of the Venetian maison.

The most traditional lampas with bright floral patterns and colorful suggestions inspired by the 18th century are combined with Punteggiato fabric designed by Gio Ponti in 1934: essential and geometrical pattern softened by the preciousness of smooth velvet and balanced tones.
“The project seeing Rubelli’s fabrics, in particular precious lampas and refined embroideries, in the unusual role of stylish footwear designed by Santoni is the tangible example of a successful partnership between two major entrepreneurial Italian excellences ”adds Alessandro Favaretto Rubelli, President of the company. “The incredible know-how made of craftsmanship but also of constant technological innovation together with true passion are the core values of their work.
The only way the value of knowledge meets the value of emotion, and this also makes the difference.”