Italian know-how and a love for fashion are at the heart of The Dressing Screen.  The fruit of a quest to discover the most prestigious Italian boutiques, bottegas and hidden gems, it is above all the product of passion and a deep friendship between two Bologna natives Claudia and Stefania.

By chance, the two met in 2006, about 6,000 miles away from home, in Los Angeles. Despite their completely different backgrounds – Claudia from the world of economics and Stefania, from the digital world of fashion merchandising – their bond deepened even further, when they both moved back to Italy and started
their families.  Since then, they have built many more memories through their travels, exchanging their favourite brands and the exclusive ateliers that are at the heart of their own, unique wardrobes.

“We realized we knew of designers and hidden spots that had been recommended to us by common friends.  We began to cultivate a personal relationship, built on esteem and trust, and that is really how this project came to be.We aim to share the uniqueness, the warmth, and the essence of these brands with the world and render these exquisite Italian creations available to everyone.”

The name

Celebrated items like Sardinian wedding rings, Sicilian basket bags and Venetian “friulane” slippers are just a few of the unique creations can be found on The Dressing Screen: a name that is derived from the separès that have been used in intimate dressing rooms and ateliers for centuries.