Our project is the product of love for vintage, desire to bring together fashion and art and it all takes inspiration in our huge research archive in Lugo di Ravenna.
Filippo Biancoli, Silent People
Through the interview to Silent People Italia I learned a lot about the founder’s cultural background and philosophy. Filippo Biancoli answered my questions as follows :
Can you give me a brief description of your artistic and professional background?
My artistic background has its roots in my own passion for vintage. I began selling and loaning vintage clothing and accessories to stylists who were interested in getting new starting points for their collections. Besides this, I also started to make research in different European countries trying to improve my knowledge. During this period, I realized that Italian craftsmanship in particular strongly influenced worldwide fashion history so my passion for Italian manufacturers grew more and more.
Can you tell me something about your creative philosophy?
Our creative philosophy involves returning to the roots of genuine craftsmanship where every single piece is studied and assembled with care thus making it unique. We want to transmit our passion for the past and amuse the present with innovating and unusual pairings. Products are grounded in the famous Italian taste and style but the most important ingredient is passion which keeps the wheels in our mind spinning. Moreover that bit of fun we experience while putting ideas together makes us dare creating special pieces which cannot be unnoticed.
How was your passion for fashion born?
Due to my passion for vintage and Italian manufacture I started testing old Italian artisans and creating bags with innovative pairings and design. The results were excellent since Italians have an innate sense of aesthetics and they are very skilled at processing all types of materials. At this point, I thought I could come up with a new product seen from a different point of view, so I founded Silent People Italia in 2010