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Daphne Milano

Born in Tuscany, Daniela Del Cima studied architecture in Florence, breathing in the magnificence of the Renaissance world that would follow her throughout her professional path.

Pietrasanta, the cradle of sculpture and the mythical Carrara marble processing, is currently her home. A land that welcomed the greatest sculptors – from Michelangelo to Botero – and where the designer reconnects with art after feverishly working in her Milan atelier.

In addition to her impeccable taste, her Italian heritage lends her a refined, elegant style, full of sensuality, and excellent knowledge of materials.
Her style consultancy has brought her into contact with the most important Italian companies, allowing her to develop a thorough understanding of the fashion and luxury sectors.

The Daphne Milano project was born from the designer’s experience and desire to offer Couture and Prêt-à-porter pieces for special moments.

The collection encompasses Daniela Del Cima’s entire career, with garments infused with inspirations derived from artistic heritage, such as the Primavera by Botticelli exhibited in Florence, transformed into fluid and modern creations for the contemporary woman.

Soft, sinuous silhouettes play with fluidity around the body without being overly aggressive or daring, a pure celebration of natural beauty and femininity in its highest essence.

From this concept came the Daphne name choice, a mythical representation of a young girl who does not succumb to her fate of being taken for her beauty but becomes a symbol of female freedom.

The fabrics, skilfully researched by major Italian companies, feature a selection of prints, laces, and brocades combined with soft colors reminiscent of a 16th-century painter’s palette.

Florals with dreamlike interpretations are a recurring theme in the prints. While the fabrics are the designer’s greatest inspiration, presenting shapes and suggestions, each time interpreted differently but always with the softness and freshness that embody the garment’s true beauty.


Fabrics and materials suggest shapes and impressions to the designer


Artistic heritage and eras find expression in the collections