Valentina is an Italian fashion designer, living in the Boston area. Formerly a fashion photographer, she combines her experience in different fields of visual arts to design and create uniquely colorful and stylish handbags and clothes. She had the opportunity to showcase her work on several runways along the East Coast (Styleweek Northeast in Providence, Boston, NYC, Atlantic City etc), and Europe (Paris Fashion Week 2015, London). In 2016, with her husband she co-founded Nstilla, a Waltham (MA)-based brand of bags and accessories. All vegan-friendly, Nstilla bags feature original prints designed in collaboration with cartoonist Paola Antista, based in Como, Italy, and painter Maria Bablyak, based in Woburn, MA.
Everything that Valentina designs has a story and comes from memories, places that she visited, or feelings that she experienced and wanted to reproduce in artistic form. The "Is it Summer Yet" line is designed in collaboration with painter Maria Bablyak, thinking of warm summer days at the beach or in the countryside. The "A year in the Village" line comes from Valentina's dreams and fantasies of a simpler life and an idyllic place lost in time. And the "ROMEntic Collection" 2018, designed in collaboration with cartoonist Paola Antista, is about the joy of traveling, visiting new cities, scrap-booking and journaling.
Each piece is made in limited editions. Fun, colorful, but also nostalgic and romantic!