Italian born Paola Zancanaro, the designer, has a wealth of experience in the world of luxury goods. She worked with prestigious designers, including Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani and Vivienne Westwood and has travelled to far-flung regions to create events, exhibitions and installations. Paola has a natural talent and passion for fusing ethnic looks with high fashion to create her own eclectic signature. She has a keen eye for beauty and an appreciation of the unique, which has led her to style some of the most glamorous women and men in the world for red carpet events. Paola now lives in Bali, Indonesia, where she creates the NAMU Collections.
Paola's favorite quote to describe the NAMU Collections is: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” by Leonardo da Vinci.
NAMU is a Korean word that means Tree - nature is a constant inspiration for our Collections, together with the streets of Bombay, London and Bali. Asian inspirations are viewed through Paola’s Italian eyes to create a mix of both worlds.
The Collections are designed for the woman, who appreciates lasting, unique and sophisticated pieces. She likes to wear NAMU wherever she is, at the beach bare feet or discovering the markets of Marrakesh. She loves the luxe of feel-good fabrics and statement prints. She is about effortless jetsetting, she is a contemporary bohemian girl.
Our Collections are made in Bali, the Island of the Gods and in holy and colorful towns of India…wear a NAMU piece and feel transported to the warmth of these countries.
We believe in supporting small, local businesses and we are immensely proud to maintain alive ancient printing and dying techniques such as Indonesian Screen Printing, Batik and Indian Block Printing.
The subtle color variations you might find in our products are the signature of the human hand and what makes the piece unique, one-of-a-kind.
All our pieces are made by hand and are made only for you.
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