Vivaciously judicious. Ready for anything. Quietly determined to assert herself and never a slave to other people’s trends. This is the kind of woman addressed by Alessia Santi. In her Manila Grace collections, Santi affirms a sense of style charged by contaminations and interactions, breathing life into enlivening creations.

A contemporary wardrobe including apparently simple informal garments hand in hand with elaborate detailing and haute couture undertones. Hand-crafted finishing, unpredictable cuts and fluid forms contribute to spontaneous-looking clothes, where prints express a timeless society and knits – featuring strongly in every collection – evolve through mixing unlikely colours and materials.