New York brand Tombolo offers a colorful array of ‘escapewear’ designed to transport you to a different time, place or state of mind. The brand was founded by childhood friends Chris Galasso and Mike Sard, who harbored high hopes of charming customers with a refreshing collection of “maximalist inactivewear in an age of minimalist activewear”. Long admirers of the duo’s playful aesthetic, Emporio Sirenuse asked Chris and Mike to design a capsule collection for Le Sirenuse. They leapt at the opportunity to infuse their own retro American beachwear mojo with the spirit of Positano in a line of cabana tops and shorts that can be worn all day, everyday, anywhere you like. Why change between the boat ride and the dinner party? Heck, you can even wear them as pyjamas…
Allegra Hicks is the mastermind behind all the Le Sirenuse bathing suit prints. Reimagining, folding, altering and playing with the beautiful Le Sirenuse double Mermaid logo, she is the creative force behind one of our most beloved products.
Allegra is an artist and designer who lives and works between London and Naples. Known for her eye for patterns, Allegra attributes her inspiration to the world around her, building from the colours and forms found in nature. Beginning her career in fresco painting, today Allegra continues to respect the fluidity of watercolour across a wide range of media, from tapestries to rugs to cast bronze and metal work. Over the past decades, Allegra's work has flourished into one off design pieces which investigate the diaphanous bridge between art and design.
Luke Edward Hall is a London-based artist. He is known for his bold designs and playful, romantic work inspired by the past and his love of fantasy. He has been a guest at Le Sirenuse on many occasions and fell in love with the hotel and the magical atmosphere of Positano when he first visited in 2015.
Since founding his studio in 2015, Luke has worked on a broad range of commissions, from interior design and fashion projects to murals and illustration work for books, restaurants and hotels. He has collaborated with a variety of companies and institutions including Burberry, Lanvin, Richard Ginori, Svenskt Tenn and Habitat. Luke has exhibited his drawings, paintings and ceramics in London, Stockholm and the United States and in March 2019 he joined the Financial Times as a weekly columnist in FT Weekend, answering readers’ questions on aesthetics, interior design and stylish living
Ancient Greek Sandals is a niche fashion brand that launched in Athens in 2012, in the midst of the country’s financial crisis. It was founded by two young Greek talents, Boston business school graduate Nikolas Minoglou and designer Christina Martini, who had worked in Paris for Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton. Defying the downturn, Ancient Greek Sandals has grown steadily, year on year, featuring in leading fashion magazines, and becoming a fixture in highly curated stores such as Colette, Barneys, Selfridges… and Emporio Sirenuse.
You can imagine him stepping out of the pages of a French children’s storybook, trailing stars in his wake like Le Petit Prince, mischievously testing the limits of the adult world like Le Petit Nicolas. Exuberant, cantankerous, unpredictable, French graphic artist Pierre Marie doesn’t fit into a single box.
He has designed scarves for Hermès (more than twenty to date) as well as patterns for the French fashion Maison’s ready-to-wear line. His work ranges from designs for L’Opéra National de Paris, collaborations with Agnes B, Veuve Cliquot, Diptyque and other well-known brands, to conceiving a tapestry made over seven months by master weavers in Aubusson that was displayed at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. In his spare time, he plays the organ – a passion since his earliest days – embarks on long summer cycling holidays, and practices Bikram yoga.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Melissa Morris always had her own idea of what a luxury brand should be: aspirational but commercial, timeless but of-the-moment, a product that’s indisputably beautiful but befits an urban lifestyle; an exquisite kind of utility. Finally, she was able to fulfill her dream and launched Métier London in 2017, opening her flagship store in the heart of Mayfair.
Melissa created an exclusive collection of remarkable bags and travel accessories for Le Sirenuse Positano. Each carefully designed item bares the hallmarks of her creative force, whilst simultaneously reflecting the chic aesthetic of Le Sirenuse.
ANOUK DIARY by Anna Monaco
Anouk is a project conceived by Anna Monaco and was born out of the desire to merge the themes and languages that characterize her work and her artistic research.
A kaleidoscope of light, color, matter and nature feeds her production. Anna’s artistic training is the evolution of her initial studies at the art school which then further deepened at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples. There she had the opportunity to find the artistic and cultural references that influence her production. Among the themes that are closer to her heart are Positano and the Amalfi Coast.
This is a collection of 10 postcards of views from Le Sirenuse. The format is A5. They are sold inside a beautiful, handmade, paper gift box with the words ’The Call of the Sea’ are engraved in gold.
Daphne Descends by Laura Lambroni
Laura Lambroni, Sardinian artist, creative mind, hands and heart of the Daphne Descends brand, presents her new collection of accessories for Emporio Sirenuse.
Like a modern Homeric Penelope, Laura uses ancient embroidery techniques to create unique pieces. Seeds, branches, roots and dried plants, collected in uncontaminated places on the island, become the soul of timeless accessories, wrapped and intertwined with precious threads.
Remaining faithful to the material design that distinguishes her brand, Laura uses natural elements for the coloring of the fabrics that works with archaic manual coloring and weaving techniques.
Established in 2008, the luxury designer label Emilia Wickstead has become the epitome of modern femininity. Known for her strong use of colour and quality craftsmanship, Emilia Wickstead’s designs effortlessly combine tradition and the romance of bygone eras with refined silhouettes and contemporary twists, to create timeless, elegant clothing with a clear point of distinction.
Originally founding her business as a made-to-measure atelier, Emilia’s collections now comprise seasonal ready-to-wear collections, bridal and bespoke, table linens and made-to-order services.
Barthélemy had studied fashion design at Central Saint Martin’s in London and went on to work with Christian Dior under John Galliano. He also designed textiles for Gucci and Ferragamo. It’s the kind of career path that many aspiring young fashion designers dream of, but Louis was restless. He didn’t feel that the fashion industry’s top-down, controlling approach was right for him – so he began to roam the world, in particular North and West Africa, in search of a creative path. He found it in the Souk El-Khamiya, or ‘Street of the Tentmakers’, where one old artisan in particular was keeping alive the ancient art of khayameya – appliqué tapestries that were originally used to line the desert tents of important warriors and rulers.