The designs of Manuela Biocca are part of the alternative fashion trends (gothic, Victorian, steampunk, romantic) to better provide to contemporary fashion an atypical elegance touch while at the same time remaining feminine and sophisticated. It’s among a classic wardrobe that they will reveal all their splendor, their charm and thus will enhance the personality of every woman.
Manuela Biocca created first of all accessories and skirts for herself but this passion quickly became consuming. That’s in 2009 that she decided to realize her dream and jumped into the great adventure of fashion by creating her own brand.
Manuela finds the inspiration of her collections into past fashions, art, gothic literature, rock music, cabinets of curiosities, baroque, legends and mysteries and revives the interest for accessories worn by elegant women in days of old: underbust corsets, hats, hair accessories, lace jewelry, belts, bags and purses, spats and cloaks.
The essence of the brand lies into the soft mixture of textures, contrasts and displays of light: luxury fabrics, lace, jewelry and gemstones are the privileged materials of these designs and chosen with great care.
The designer makes a point of honor to propose only unique or very limited editions handcrafted thanks to her technical skills. The attention brought to details, quality, the search for excellence and creativity are her master words. She desires to present exclusive fashion accessories and gives with each design a numbered certificate of authenticity as for pieces of art. Because it is precisely authenticity that characterizes the creative process of Manuela Biocca, a real person that desires to bring a story behind each design, a perception, a feeling, the gift of a very personal craftsmanship and imagination : designs between work of art, fashion and mystery. This boutique is for her a real mean of artistic expression faithful to her inspirations and her quality ideals.
Over the years, she refined her techniques in corsetry, sewing, fashion accessories manufacturing and never stop to whet her creativity. She proposes for a short while accessories adorned with pieces of lace that she handmakes, lace made with traditional bobbin lacemaking ancestral techniques of lace makers. Some of the designs of her latest collection Résonance are adorned with silk roses completely handcrafted thanks to traditional tools for flower making art.
It’s with great emotion that she receives in November 2014 to the art and crafts exhibition Artisa in Grenoble (France) the 1st prize of the competition on the theme “Passion and savoir-faire or how to sublime materials”, thanks to her dress “Queen of Roses” (outfit composed of a skirt on a crinoline, an underbust corset, a leaves-bustier, a necklace and a crown made from silk and peacock blue silk roses).
Invited by the EEN (Enterprise Europe Network) and the Unioncamere Piemonte (the Piedmont general union of the chambers of commerce and the Torino commerce chamber), her designs showcase on the catwalk of the Torino Fashion Week #1 with other Italian and international designers at the MRF Mirafiori (ex industrial zone Mirafiori-Fiat). This major event acclaimed by medias have seen more than 50 designers showcase their work from the 1st to the 3rd of July 2016.
At the beginning of 2017, she proudly obtains the title « Artisan d’art » which rewards her work, her perseverance and creativity. This title gives a firm, a craftsman the recognition of its professional quality, i.e. the mastery of a savoir-faire, of traditional techniques and tools to create unique or very limited edition pieces.on pieces.
Experience the charming, mysterious, feminine and always unconventional world of Manuela Biocca!