“Leather is my life,” says Ferrero Rosati, and that might be an understatement. Rosati owns and operates DROMe, an entirely leather-based line made in a Tuscan factory with his daughter, Marianna Rosati.
Together the Italian duo brings its combined decades of formidable expertise (he worked in leather development for Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Céline, and more for 30 years; she was a head designer of Italian label Santacroce by age 26) to the forefront: It’s about leather, but it’s not just about leather. “I wanted to make things out of leather that weren’t so obvious,” says Marianna. “So that when you look at it, you don’t have the impression that it’s leather.”
Launched in 2008, DROMe has grown to 300 doors globally. They now show four collections a year, with about 100 pieces each—no easy feat when each item is meticulously hand-cut and -sewn.