MATILDE CARPAGNANO BALSAMO
Born in Rome, Matilde's career in the fashion industry started at age 20 as a parade assistant for Laura Biagiotti.
Over 26 years in the industry saw Matilde working with San Lorenzo, Donnaerre, participating in Haute Coutoure fashion fairs & in fashion shows for Les Copains, Max Mara & Burberry in Florence & Milan.
Her role expanded into researching & choosing the fabrics, designing & overviewing production, coordinating fashion show events during the collection period and supplying foremost Italian stores.
Matilde's great passion for yarn, weaving, crochet & knitting led to the creation of her collection of bags & accessories in collaboration with the finest Italian artisans. After several shows in Italy, her marriage to Roberto brought her to Western Australia.
Matilde is the creative force behind Creato a Mano, the fashion destination in Fremantle which stocks European fashion including Matilde's own creations. With an emphasis on natural fibres, Matilde's 'Made in Italy' garments are effortlessly chic & feel exquisite against your skin.
Garments & handbags will be shown at the Fashion show held in our Juniper Private Collection turn runway. Matilde's hand crafted bags will also be available to view & purchase in the studio throughout the exhibition.