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Lauretta Podda

  • This silk jewel belt features a peculiar combination of French lace, dyed with silver textile colours to highlight the edges of the motifs, decorated with small coral beads and a hand-crafted silver closure.

  • This linen towel is decorated with a delicate embroidery featuring cross-stitched initials made with many-coloured threads. The shorter sides are embellished by a crochet lace.

  • This prized stole, made of black orbace and black velvet lined with damask silk decorated with floral motifs, revives the shape of the traditional saddlebag with two large pockets, made precious by the embroidered appliques on lace with irregular-shaped coral beads.

  • As precious as jewellery, these white silk shantung pleated cuffs are decorated with an elegant floral element embroidered on a lace base with coral beads and fastened with a silver button. They are part of the line of collars and jewel/cuffs distinctive of this artisanal workshop.

  • This soft and original artefact is realised with the fine cut-outs of the fabrics used to tailor traditional regional costumes, inspired by the circular shapes of the rolled kerchief su Tidii, that women used to put on their heads to carry water pitchers and other weights.

The artisan

Sartoria Sorelle Podda was founded in 1980 by Laura, a long-time fashion enthusiast. Being a talented and highly creative woman, she studied and learnt haute couture techniques, developing a personal style over the years. She collaborated with her sister Giannina, an expert embroiderer specialized, in particular, in tulle weaving, typically used for traditional veils, and opened an exclusive atelier. Over the years, they produce several collections inspired by the ancient traditions of their homeland, participating in fashion shows and exhibitions with a positive feedback and appreciation of both customers and experts in the field.

The collection

They create wedding gowns, formal dresses, evening dresses and fashion accessories, as well as a home linen collection, paying great attention to details and inspired by tradition. Different collections are designed and dedicated to women, with precious and exclusive charming clothing and accessories. Bed linen recalls the traditional hand-embroidered trousseaux made of natural fabrics.

The technique

Works are flawless in every detail, the finishes, the choice of fabrics and the design. Dresses are designed by Lauretta Podda and tailored by the two sisters, with their fine sense of craftsmanship and unparalleled touch. Artifacts are often made of fabrics typical of the Sardinian production, embellished with lace and embroidery. The hand-embroidered cotton tulle, inspired by the veil of traditional attires, is used to create original garments. Silk and brocade are enhanced by coral and silver inserts, embellishing collars, boleros, camisoles and accessories.

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Where to find them

Indirizzo:
Sartoria Sorelle Podda Via Roma, 240 09043 Muravera (CA)

E-mail: sartoriapodda@gmail.com

Telefono: +39 070 9930983 - +39 348 3828035

Sito web: www.sartoriasorellepodda.it