Born in Verona on 27 December 1964, she qualified as a business consultant proficient in foreign languages and then joined the family company, Pagliani & Brasseur. Founded in 1946 by Giuditta Brasseur and her husband Giobatta Pagliani, this specialized in making artificial flowers, fruit and animals out of fabric, along with other fancy goods, which over the years found numerous and varied applications in fashion and interior decoration.
Tailoring / Fashion and Accessories
The couple’s daughter Luciana, Anna Tosi’s mother, joined the company at a very early age. It expanded and specialized over time in the production of beautifully crafted flowers of high quality for use in interior decoration and at weddings and other ceremonies.
The company makes use of a very broad range of materials: fabric, leather, straw, lace, feathers and many more. Each creation is made entirely by hand, in accordance with the craft tradition of the family workshop where all the secrets handed down by Anna’s grandmother Giuditta and mother Luciana are applied and the bronze moulds, steel dies and tools made by her grandfather are still in use.
A new chapter in the family history commenced in 1982 when Anna, the third-born child, began to assist her parents in running the workshop, giving new impetus to the company, which was more determined than ever to take advantage of the skill of its artisans so as to represent the best of Made in Italy. She brought her effervescent creativity to bear on the creation of new and exclusive models while maintaining the refined technique of production handed down by her family.
Out of this was born the workshop ‘Pagliani & Brasseur di Anna Tosi’, producer of all kinds of fabric flowers and accessories for high fashion, from clothing to bespoke millinery and leather goods, as well as items for interior decoration. Fishing the old sample collections of flowers and bridal coiffures from the boxes in which they had been put away, Anna selected the most interesting creations, studied trends in fashion and came up with new models. She now collaborates with major fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Christian Dior, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and many others, who greatly appreciate the extraordinary know-how of this workshop: a litle gem of handicraft and one of a kind.