MILANESE MAKERS: Two Milanese brands, Blazé Milano and Cabana, have come together to create a capsule collection with a darkly glamorous, bohemian edge.
The Blazé curated by Cabana collection will launch this week at Matchesfashion and be sold by Blazé Milano and Cabana, the interiors magazine and decorative arts publication and e-commerce site.
The two brands were founded in Milan within a year of each other, and say they have a “mutual respect for timeless Italian style and global, travel-inspired design and craftsmanship.”
The collection includes shirts, dresses and Blazé Milano’s signature tailored blazers, made with Italian fabrics. Prices range from $670 for a skirt to $2,900 for a coat.
Asked why they decided to work together Corrada Rodriguez d’Acri, cofounder of Blazé Milano, said Cabana has always been one of her biggest inspirations.
“I have been thinking and dreaming about this collaboration for many years. Martina is a friend, and since she launched Cabana and the whole world of furniture and table setting, we have been largely inspired by it. Our shared love of vintage prints and fabrics spontaneously led to a collaboration,” she said.
Rodriguez d’Acri added that she and Mondadori chose vintage fabrics “from the incredible archive of Mantero and reworked them, making them unique, and adding the things we love at Blazé — like grandfather blazers and super-masculine tailoring — for an elegant twist,” added Rodriguez d’Acri.
Cabana founder and editor in chief Martina Mondadori said she sees the collection’s woman as, “a modern Loulou de la Falaise, a globetrotting style icon who is at once confident, effortlessly chic and practical.”
Mondadori added that partnering with Blazé felt like a natural choice. “There is so much to celebrate: a shared Italian heritage and mutual respect for timeless Italian style and travel-inspired design and craftsmanship.
Blazé Milano was founded by three former Elle Italia stylists, Rodriguez D’Acri, Delfina Pinardi and Maria Sole Torlonia, in 2013. They immediately focused on the classic men’s blazer, reinterpreting it season after season for women.
Cabana was founded in 2014 by Mondadori, Christoph Radl and Gianluca Reina and has, over the years, attracted a community of design and travel lovers.
Earlier this year during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Cabana collaborated with the local restaurant Da Giacomo on a project called Café Cabana Giacomo. Located in the courtyards of the museum Palazzo Morando in Via Sant’Andrea, it showcased Cabana’s David Hicks-inspired spring 2023 collection.
The collection included Murano glassware and plates that nodded to Hicks’ love of sharp geometric patterns. The café space was also filled with custom Bonacina seating covered in fabrics from a collaboration between Liberty and the designer Federico Forquet.