Sara Lanzi

Hailing from Perugia in the Italian region of Umbria, autodidactic designer Sara Lanzi launched her womenswear line in 2005 to near-immediate acclaim, winning first prize in a Vogue Italia young talents competition. Minimalism characterizes Lanzi’s modus operandi as well as her aesthetic concept. With her proclivity for working with raw materials, Lanzi may rely on a single textile to furnish an entire collection. Stimulating and tactile textural techniques, like sharp pleats with a softened appearance, add an uncanny dimension to Lanzi’s diaphanous dresses and skirts, while understated accents bring character to modified button-down shirts, coats, and other sophisticated womenswear separates.