Profile

The word ‘opera’ comes from Latin and means activity, commitment, or achievement.

In this spirit Opera Italia was founded in 1994 in the province of Padua, in north-east Italy, an area famous for combining perseverance and inspiration.

Opera Italia is a factory of ideas, a library of experience and methods, which offers its professional services in the areas of style and product development, marketing, licensing, and organisational change.

We have extensive experience and skills from all across the fashion sector: apparel, leather goods and luggage, footwear, jewellery, watches, glasses and household items.

We have four particular areas of expertise:

  1. Research, study and development of collections
  2. Market analysis and the acquisition of new clients
  3. Licensing and co-branding projects
  4. Organisational development

Opera Italia helps you decide what direction to go in, how to get there, who to go with and what to sell. Our highly professional team works with passion and integrity, respectful of deadlines and the commitments they have undertaken.

Our key strengths are: forging long-term relationships, our expertise, and combining our creativity with our experience.

Vision

Build together

A future where our clients have an organisational culture and systems that allow creativity and innovation to flourish.

Mission

Made with Opera

To always be a wellspring of ideas, a dedicated group who forge and develop new business opportunities.

Values

Integrity, creativity, passion and belonging… on the path to excellence

Opera Italia believes that success arises from continuous and controlled work over time, built on the solid foundations of reciprocal collaboration and shared objectives that are both clear and achievable. Innovation is not sporadic but the fruit of the constant labour of a group of people who love their work. The client is an integral element: we collaborate, compare thoughts and plan projects together.

The team

Professionalism and expertise

Opera Italia is a group of 15 people with different managerial skills and backgrounds who can all contribute to the creation and success of innovative commercial projects and collaborate with clients in a concrete and exclusive way.

Giuseppe Sovilla – Senior Partner
Giuseppe is the beating heart and ‘founding father’ of Opera Italia. An excellent communicator whose motto is ‘suggestions not problems’, he is an expert in marketing and licensing. He has dedicated his career to public relations, which has included management roles, such as Director of Products and Marketing, for large Italian companies. Always enthusiastic, over his years of work and travelling he has developed and honed his own approach, which is based on the idea that you need to fuel the imagination every day, and so he does all that he can to ensure that this happens. He would never forego his books or his walks with his dogs.

Maristella Valente – Marketing Partner
Maristella is the perfectionist of the group. After several years of working in product development for a prestigious company, she joined Opera Italia from the very start and has grown professionally with the company. She holds the delicate but key role of coordinating both business and marketing activities. She loves travelling and exploring different cultures, and is always on the lookout for the aesthetically beautiful.

Luisa De Santi – Creative Partner
Luisa started out, very young, as a tailoress and prototypist in the Venice area in an artisanal establishment and went on to become Creative Director and Product Manager for important fashion companies. Her role in Opera Italia involves overseeing the style of international clients in the apparel and accessories sectors. Creativity and unceasing research play key roles in her professional DNA. She is always on the move and often travels for both work and pleasure.

Thomas Riato – Senior Designer
Having studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Conservatory, Thomas, is passionate about anything related to art, be it drawing, photography or music. A graphic designer and creative, he has specialised in trend and design projects. A literal and metaphysical explorer, he would never be able to do without his mountain bike.

Opera Italia Srl

IT / UK