Paolin is a body decoration brand which, with 3D technology, implements alternative materials combined with a deep, artisanal approach to define a new concept of jewellery.
Francesca, the Italian designer behind the label, following a Masters in Fashion Design at Domus Academy and experiences working abroad, from the UK to Ecuador, decided to direct her creativity towards this project which melts the exotic styles with contemporary design. The design is structured and moves forward the concept of hand-craft, developing traditional cultural elements such as Venetian embroidery, that forms a foundation for more dramatic shapes and unique colour combinations, adding a quirky twist.
In collaboration with some dearest frieds and Grialaltro store, here online store is now a concept store.
Francesca grew up amidst the excessive fashions of the 80s and the reactive minimalism of the 90s. Francesca has been feeding her passion for fashion observing her mother hand making garments, knitting and making extremely feminine embroideries as learnt from aristocratic Venetian ladies. Seeing her father wearing farm clothing, or his funny "elegant" outfits mixing the modern with the old. This sense of style has been further developed by Francesca's travels and work experience abroad, where she observed people wearing their own traditional clothing mixed in with other cultures resulting in unique and eclectic looks.
Thanks to her background and talent, the Domus Academy offered Francesca a bursary for a Masters in Fashion Design. Her experience spans both major, internationally recognized fashion companies, as well as niche high end British luxury Designers.
Awards and Highlights
2019 - exhibit at Artistar Jewels, Milan. Published in the book ArtistarJewels - READ MORE...
2017 - Prized at Form, by the German Crafts Association, Frankfurt
2017 - exhibited Tendenze Frankfurt in the Talents Areaamong the most interesting new designers
2017 - Won Homi Maker Design Award, exhibited in the Sperimenta area at Homi fair, Milan
2017 - Selected for Fashion Spy area at Top Drawer London - as of the very best international jewellery and accessories brands
2015 - Moto GP grid-girls and hostesses outfit - selected by TIM to design grid-girls and hostesses outfits, of Moto GP of Italy and Moto GP of San Marino - READ MORE...
2015 - Exhibited at Design and Life in Macao, Macao International Design Exhibition. Among the Italian designers to represent the "Made in Italy" by Sarpi Bridge Oriental Design Week - READ MORE...
2011 - Won Levi's® Womenswear Award - Special prize for the best women collection at Mittelmoda The Fashion Awards by Mittelmoda International Lab
Necklace in Polyamide 3D printed and hand-dyed. This design combines 3D technology with an artisan approach. Inspired by ancient memories and far-away cultures. Variances of colours and layering are due to the 3D printing, polishing, dyeing and handmade finishing process. The material used is flexible and lightweight. We had fun making it, have fun wearing it!.
Earring in Polyamide 3D printed and hand-dyed. This design combines 3D technology with an artisanal approach. Inspired by a travel in the past where old forgotten items like Venetian lace s and embroideries have gone through the mutation of the time. Variances of colours and layering are due to the 3D printing, polishing, dyeing and hand made finishing process.
Visionary Bow earrings. Fiocco earrings are an everyday signature piece that makes your look unique. It's a visionary interpretation of the bow. Earring butterfly backs in silver-tone brass. This design combines 3D technology with an artisanal approach. Variances of colours and layering are due to the 3D printing, polishing, dyeing and handmade finishing process.