Marco Panzeri and Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann

Our Curriculum Vitae Q&A with the co-founders of CÂLLAS. A curated collection of luxurious Italian ready-to-wear for women.

Astrological sign?
Marco: Aries

Jan: Pisces

Lucky number?
MP: 6

JS: 28

Favorite color?
MP: Green

JS: Sky blue

Morning, Noon, or Night?
MP: Night

JS: Used to be night, now morning.

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?
MP: Dinner

JS: Breakfast all day

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?
MP: Italian soccer, AC Milan.


Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?
MP: Herbal tea

JS: English morning breakfast tea and an espresso.

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?
MP: Brown sugar

JS: What’s Stevia? Always the real stuff, sugar for me.

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?
MP: Spicy

JS: All of them, like in Thai food.

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?
MP: Sandwich

JS: Steak

Cashmere, Silk, or Linen?
MP: Cashmere

JS: Silk Twill from Como!

Black, white or color?
MP: Black and dark blue.

JS: Depends on the mood but if in doubt: black in NY, color in Milan, white t-shirt in Sicily.

Is your closet messy or neat?
MP: Neat, but not thanks to me.

JS: Thanks to my housekeeper super neat and it makes me so happy…

What’s your favorite room in your home?
MP: The bedroom

JS: The bedroom

What do you collect?
MP: Cars and motorcycles.

JS: Friends and travel memories.

Dream dinner guest?
MP: Maria Callas.

JS: Audrey Hepburn? Or anyone who makes me laugh.

Sunday ritual?
MP: Sleep in and lunch in trattoria.

JS: Sleep in and lunch with friends.

Favorite flower?
MP: Water Arum.

JS: White Rose.

Favorite scent?
MP: Mint

JS: Mix of wood fire, toast and coffee in the morning.

Cheat meal?
MP: Gnocchi

JS: Pizza

Favorite place to escape to when you need a moment of respite?
MP: My small cozy house in Switzerland.

JS: A small house on the Atlantic Ocean.

Talent you’d like to have?
MP: Play guitar.

JS: Singing like Maria Callas.

Quality you want to be remembered by?
MP: Altruism

JS: Kindness and generosity.

Best thing about where you are from?
MP: Sense of responsibility, hard working (from Milan, Italy)

JS: Sense of loyalty and justice (I’m from Hamburg, Germany)

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
MP: Sustainability of products, thanks to a short production chain that helps to reduce co2 emission. Handmade and the artisan creativity, must be protected.

JS: Responsibility to our customers, employees and the environment. Offering the best quality in clothing that lasts a lifetime. Fashion that stands the test of time. The original concept of sustainability.

Give three words that describe your brand?
MP: Cuore, Intuizione, Coraggio.

JS: Passione, Coraggio, Dedizione.