A clothing label founded by creative director, Pia Zanardi, inspired by Italian Old Masters paintings and made with rare materials such as raw silks from Suzhou and organic cottons from Nankeen. She sources these materials from their local communities.
Pia gathers inspiration from colour combinations used in the antique by painters, from sculptures; objects’ shapes and the crafts from the different cultures she lived in. For each collection, she looks at her family heirloom garments, including her great grandfather’s smoking tuxedo and blazers, her nonna's couture gowns, and sartorial tailor suits and coats from her father and mother. She also gathers inspiration from the colours of the land where she spent her childhood at her countryside house, next to the Po River.
YALI’s mission is to make timeless and meaningful wardrobe staples that will be treasured and passed down for generations. Over time, our natural textiles create unique imperfections, telling the story of each person who wears our garments.