“The Queen”, the smash hit film starring the magnificent Helen Mirren made in 2006, comes immediately to mind when talking about Marzi, an historic manufactory of Florentine straw hats.
Known above all for providing the head wear for formal occasions worn by the crowned heads of half the world, including the entire British Royal Family, and the epitomes of undisputed elegance such as Caroline of Monaco and Princess Madeleine of Sweden, who choose a Marzi creation for her social debut.
The firm’s international recognition is owed, among other things, to the singular experience of Spartero Marzi, the company’s founder, who in the early 1900s moved to Paris, the nerve-center of world couture. His aim was to learn the refined art of millinery. Upon his return, he vigorously transmitted his mastery and passion to the family firm, now in its third generation.
Rosanna Marzi leads and coordinates the design team through the complex phases of planning and producing the collections, all rigorously Made in Italy. Selection of raw materials, craftsmanship, tradition and research are the keys to undersanding the high standard of the products, produced with incomparable care and dedication. The importance and refinement of the details, which superbly decorate the creations displayed in the windows of the most important stores in Europe and around the world, are fundamental.